What Can't I Recycle?


  • All plastic bags, no matter what they state on it.
  • Books - both paperback and hardcover.
  • Corrugated boxes with a wax covering, poultry or meat cartons.
  • Styrofoam -- any type.
  • Carbon paper
  • Gift-wrapping paper.

In our attempt to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, we must also be mindful of the impact of various common household products that are hazardous to people and the environment if not disposed of properly. Please refer to the below list of common household products that are considered to be hazardous:

  • Motor Oil is not accepted at the recycling depot and should be taken to a service station that displays a sign stating that they accept used motor oil.
  • Anti-Freeze can be brought to your local gas station for recycling or at the Westchester County Household Chemical Cleanup Day locations (call the County Household Chemical Cleanup Hotline at 813-5420 for more information).
  • Paints, Thinners & Solvents: The Village of Tarrytown will only pick-up empty containers or those having fully hardened latex or oil-based paint.
  • Freon: The Village will collect refrigerators through its bulk removal program, which requires the payment of a $20.00 fee to cover the cost of the freon removal. The fee may be paid at the Tarrytown Department of Public Works office at 232 West Main Street, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A receipt will be given upon payment and the pick-up will be scheduled for a Wednesday.
  • Insecticides: Even a small amount can contaminate ground water. Unused amounts and even small containers should be taken to a hazardous waste collection site.
  • Metal Items (to include large appliances): Please contact the Department of Public Works at (914) 631-0356 to schedule a Wednesday pick-up.