Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Household Material Recovery Day
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice
Household Material Recovery Day April 8-9

Westchester County is planning Prescription Drug Take Back Days in April. 
 
This initiative addresses a growing public health and safety concern.  Prescription drugs are now the second most abused category of drugs in the United States.  With evidence that the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from medicine cabinets of friends and family, the prevention focus has shifted to the safe disposal of left over and unneeded prescriptions.
 
In Northern Westchester, the Take Back Days will be held Friday, April 8 from noon to 4 and Saturday, April 9 from 8 to 4  at FDR State Park in Yorktown as part of the County's Household Material Recovery Day. 
 
In Southern Westchester, the Take Back Day will be held Saturday, April 30 from 10 AM – 2 PM at Saxon Woods Park in White Plains in conjunction with the Second National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Campaign.

In addition to prescription drugs the County will also be accepting household waste such as:


Properly labeled household chemicals such as:
Most automotive fluids – i.e. antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline
Flammable liquids – i.e. kerosene, butane, charcoal fluid, turpentine
Metal, jewelry and furniture polishes and waxes; wood preservatives
Pesticides, insecticides, herbicide
Photographic & swimming pool chemicals
Batteries – vehicle, rechargeable and button cell only
Cell phones
Expired or unused medication --  prescription or over the counter; bring medications in their original bottle or container
Car tires – maximum 10 tires accepted per household
Fluorescent light bulbs
Fire extinguishers
BBQ propane tanks (up to 20 pounds)
Mercury containing items – such as thermometers and thermostats
Electronic goods – such as TVs, computer monitors, towers, printers and accessories
Household appliances with Freon – air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers
Personal papers for shredding – limit four file-size boxes per household

 
For more information and directions visit westchestergov.com/recycling or call 813-5425