According to the Environmental Protection Agency, almost 75% of stuff trashed by Americans every year can be recycled. Knowing what items should be recycled, and how to correctly recycle them can protect public health, reduce pollution, save energy, and conserve natural resources. Throwing in materials that don’t belong in the recycling bin can contaminate and decrease the value of other recyclables, damage recycling equipment, or injure people who work at the facilities.
Here is a handy guide to help you figure out how to sort your recyclables! Recycle Right!
Here are the guidelines from Briarcliff Manor DPW to help you sort your garbage and recyclables correctly.
Household hazardous waste and other material which require special disposal can be dropped off at the Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY. For more information about what materials are accepted and how to make an appointment, please visit the H-MRF site.