Take Back Day is November 5th: Donate & Recycle; Two Drop-off Points

By the Bronxville Green Committee

Nov. 2, 2022: On Saturday, November 5, 10AM-1PM, TAKE BACK DAY returns to Bronxville. 

Here’s your chance to empty your donation bin and recycle electronics and Halloween pumpkins and make a positive environmental impact!

TAKE BACK DAY is sponsored by the Village of Bronxville with support from the Bronxville Green Committee and DPW to collect resident clothing, electronics and other household donations to ensure they are either reused or recycled. By participating, we can greatly reduce our household waste streams and take important steps to ensure the health of our local environment.

Two Drop-Off Sites:

Elementary School Parking Lot--for drop-off of sensitive documents to be shredded. Line up along Midland Avenue, going south as you would for school drop-off and pick-up.

Up to four file-sized (10”x12”x15”) boxes of personal confidential papers per household. The county requests that you remove all large binder clips and covers. Junk mail and newspapers belong in your recycling bin at home.  Keep in mind that once the county’s mobile shredder is full, it won’t be able to accept more items, so plan to arrive early.

Palumbo Place (behind Village Hall)--PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TRAFFIC FLOW: From Midland Avenue, enter and exit Palumbo for drop-off of the following: 

-NEW! Drop off Halloween Pumpkins for food scrap recycling!

-Electronics for safe dismantling and recycling by Westchester County, including desktops, laptops, and tablets; TVs; FAX machines, VCRs, printers, and related cords. By New York State law, all electronics must be kept out of the regular waste stream

-Gently used clothes, bed linens, and shoes: Collected by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester; proceeds support youth mentoring programs.

-Plastic tube coat hangers: Collected by Grad Bag, which will distribute them to college students in need of dorm room supplies.

-Clean used towels and blankets (no sheets), to be distributed to local animal shelters.

Please show your respect to the staff of Bronxville’s Department of Public Works by NOT bringing items that are not accepted on Take Back Day. Items in boxes and bags should be securely closed; all items should be placed in trunks or hatchbacks, or on back seats. As much as possible, allow volunteers to unload items for you.

For a quick refresher on recycling rules and for more information on how to dispose of and recycle items that are not included in curbside pickup, please visit the Waste Not section of our website.  

The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization that is part of the Village of Bronxville. We work to propose and implement environmentally sustainable programs in our community. Visit our website to learn more. Please consider joining our efforts! 


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The Bronxville Green Committee

The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization under Village government.  We work with the Trustees and Village staff on programs that promote clean energy initiatives and sustainable ways of living. Our programs include The Bronxville Giving Garden, a community garden whose produce is donated to local groups; Take Back Day, when we collect items to be recycled; and Pollinator Pathways, which encourages adding native plants to our gardens. We believe everyone can make a difference by adopting simple, sustainable practices in daily life so we can work together to protect what we love -- our families, our homes and our town.

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