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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano Announces Free Recycling & Waste Pickups for City Residents

Post Date:04/29/2019 4:49 PM
Mayor's News

YONKERS, NY – April 29, 2019 – Mayor Mike Spano, along with the Department of Public Works, announced free recycling and waste pickups will be available to city residents on Wednesday, May 1 and Saturday, May 4. 

“Yonkers continues to lead the way in sustainability efforts and recycling is a big component of that,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “Making recycling and trash disposal as easy as possible for our residents through home pickups is a great way to start spring cleaning and contribute to our ongoing efforts in making Yonkers a greener city.”

This Wednesday, May 1 is “Spring Yard Clean-up Day,” when residents may place their yard waste, twigs and leaves in paper bags curbside for pickup.  Residents may also bring organic yard waste to the City’s Organic Recycling Yard located at 610 Nepperhan Avenue, the rest of this week, from Monday – Saturday, between 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM. 

In addition, the following home pickups are available this Saturday, May 4 to all Yonkers residents who live in a 1-6 family housing unit:

•  Styrofoam:  Residents are encouraged to recycle styrofoam in clear plastic bags. 

•  E-waste: Electronics such as computers, printers, toasters or other electronic devices with an electrical cord

•  Old tires without rims – maximum of 4 tires per household

Residents must call the Mayor’s Help Line this week at 914-377-(HELP) 4357 to make an appointment for pickup.  Appointments must be made by 12 noon, on Friday, May 3.  Residents are also encouraged to bring these items to the City’s Recycling Center located at 735 Saw Mill River Road in Yonkers.  This free service will be available on Saturday, May 4, between 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM, to all residents who can provide proof of Yonkers residency.