The Village of Scarsdale Sanitation Department is responsible for the removal of the following solid waste and recyclable materials from residential locations within the Village of Scarsdale:
110 Secor Road - The facilitiy is Open Monday through Saturday, 8AM to 3PM. The office is closed on Saturdays & Sundays. Yard access on Saturdays is for residents only.
Items Collected and Accepted:
- Municipal Waste/Garbage
- Commingled Recycling (Cans, Bottles, & Plastics)
- Bulky Trash
- Yard Waste (Excluding Fall Leaves)
Please refer to the sanitation manual below for the detailed schedule, preparation and placement of the different forms of waste.
No material shall be placed at the street for collection prior to the day preceding the scheduled collection except yard organics.
- Municipal Waste
Garbage shall be removed twice a week from residences, on Monday and Thursday, or Tuesday and Friday.
Municipally collected solid waste shall be placed in watertight metal or plastic containers, having a capacity not to exceed 30 gallons (weighing no more than 50 lbs.), with tight fitting metal or plastic covers. Hole pails and in-ground receptacles are NOT permitted.
Solid waste garbage shall be kept in a single location at the residence or in a garage (doors in an open or up position).
Paper includes: Newspapers, glossy inserts, catalogs, magazines, office paper, brown paper bags, phone books, soft covered books, gray cardboard (used for cereal, pizza, paper towels and tissues) and corrugated cardboard boxes. Excluded are waxed cardboard.
Commingled Glass, Bottles, & Plastics
Newspapers, other papers and boxes shall be removed every other week on Wednesday on the same day as the commingled recyclables, except holiday weeks.
Newsprint shall be compactly and securely tied with rope or cord in bundles, or placed in paper bags or boxes. Boxes must be flattened and tied with string. Newspapers MUST not be placed for collection in plastic bags, garbage bags, or garbage cans.
Newspapers shall be placed at the curb in front of the house for collection.
Commingled Recycling includes: green, brown or clear glass bottles, food, juice, soda cans and aluminum cans and foil. Plastics included are containers from food, drink, cleaning supplies CODED 1 or 2 on the bottom. As of June 1, 2011, any plastic item Coded 3-7 can also be disposed of during the commingled collection.
All commingled recycling - Glass Bottles, Plastics and Metals, shall be picked up every other week on Wednesday on the same day as newspapers, except holiday weeks. See calendar for exact dates.
All glass, plastic and cans shall be cleaned of contents with caps removed and placed in a container marked with a Commingled Recycling Sticker provided by the Village of Scarsdale. Plastic bottles MUST not be placed in plastic bags for recycling pickup, but placed loosely in the container.
Commingled recycling shall be placed at the same location as your regular garbage.
- Bulky Trash
Bulky trash includes but is not limited to: beds, mattresses, chairs, tables, wood, not to include construction or demolition debris), windows, linoleum, hard-covered books, and other large items not otherwise defined. Bulky Metals include: stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, dryers, washing machines, air-conditioning units, boilers, freezers, water tanks, lawn mowers and other large metal appliances. All bulky trash MUST come from residential homes. Any item with a plug is not considered bulky trash and must be brought directly to Sanitation Yard - 110 Secor Road and placed in the E-waste container.
Bulky trash will be picked up once a week, for those on the Monday/Thursday garbage schedule on Thursday, for those on the Tuesday/Friday garbage schedule on Friday. There is no bulky trash pickup on holiday weeks.
Placement of bulky trash for collection shall be at the curb, readily accessible to a Village refuse collection truck, BUT NO MORE THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED COLLECTION DAY.
- Yard Waste
Yard Waste includes: grass clippings, leaves, branches and other like organic garden materials. Excluded are tree trunks, soil/dirt, root systems, tree stumps, logs, main branches and other large growing vegetation. These excluded items may be brought directly by a resident for a fee ($125.00/ton with first 200 lbs free for residents only) to the Recycling Center located at 110 Secor Road.
Yard waste shall be collected one day per week, except holiday weeks.
Yard waste shall be separated from other municipally collected solid waste. Leaves, grass clippings and other mulch-like organic materials shall be placed only in biodegradable paper bags for collection.
Branches not exceeding three inches in diameter shall be securely tied in bundles no longer than five (5) feet in length, 18 inches in diameter and not exceeding 50 pounds in weight for collection with yard waste.
Yard waste shall be placed at the curb.
- Electronic Waste
Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) - All televisions, computer monitors and other electronic equipment utilizing CRTs will not be collected and must be brought to the Recycling Center located at 110 Secor Road for proper disposal. All other computer related items (mouse, keyboard,printers, as well as any other electronic household good with a plug) may be brought directly to the Recycling Center and disposed of in the appropriate marked container.
6. Textile Recycling
Residents may now deposit their textiles for recycling at the Village Recycling Center. Acceptable textiles include: all clothing, shoes, blankets, towels, bed sheets, hats, gloves, scarves etc. Please place all acceptable items in tied bags before placing them in the bin. This will help insure the clothing stays clean and can be properly recycled and reused.
No material shall be placed at the curb for collection prior to the day preceding the scheduled collection EXCEPT yard waste.
The Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works shall not pick up from any one dwelling unit during any collection more than:
1.Three thirty-gallon containers.
2. Four bundles of branches.
***There will be no collection from residences where snow and ice have not been cleared from access pathways or driveways or in locations that are obstructed by locked gates or garage doors, pets, private vehicles or other such obstructions.
The Sanitation Division shall not collect from the curb, but will accept the following material at the Recycling Center for a fee: tree stumps; tree trunks; firewood; household rechargeable batteries, non-flammable water based paint that is dried; cathode ray tubes (e.g. television and computer monitors) and most other household electrical items considered a bulky metal (large metal fixtures and appliances) that cannot be collected by a Village refuse vehicle.
The Sanitation Division shall not collect from the curb nor accept at the Recycling Center the following materials: Construction and Demolition material of any kind; paint thinners; explosives; ammunition; motor oil; oil drums; cans or barrels containing combustible, corrosive or flammable liquids or chemicals; pesticides nor herbicides; any vehicle tires and other rubber based products; vehicle batteries; medical waste; or any hazardous waste.
Normal collection procedures may be changed if they conflict with scheduled holidays. Such changes will be published in the official newspaper of the Village, currently the Scarsdale Inquirer and the public access channels.
The Westchester County "Household Material Recovery Facility" (H-MRF) is a facility that accepts special waste (including household hazardous waste) from Westchester residents year round: http://environment.westchestergov.com/new-h-mrf
To schedule a drop-off appointment at the H-MRF, you can either call the county's Recycling Help Line at (914) 813-5425 or use the H-MRF link to access the on-line reservation feature:
Below is a ling for the "H-MRF" brochure.
Contact the Sanitation Department at 722-1294 8:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, with questions regarding proper disposal and collection procedures.