Cans (Food & Beverages), Cars, Car Tires, Cardboard, Carpet, Cassettes, Cell Phones, Christmas Items, Clothing, Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs), Computers, Construction Material, Copier Cartridges, Corrugated Cardboard
Cans (food & beverage)
Curbside pick-up on Fridays.
Cars, Trucks, Boats
Bring to Permanent Household Recovery Facility in Valhalla.
Cardboard and Paper
Curbside pick-up on Thursday.
Include: newspapers, glossy inserts, phone books, magazines, junk mail, brown paper bags, gray cardboard, and corrugated cardboard boxes.
Do not include: waxed cardboard (milk and juice cartons), cardboard with food residue, or books.
Long Island Carpet Recycling Services has an office in Ronkonkoma, LI.(1-844-5500).
Cartons (Milk, Juice, Soup, etc)
Made mainly from high-quality paper, cartons are easily recyclable and in high demand by manufacturers of recycled products. Simply place your cartons in your recycling bin with your plastic, metal and glass containers.
It is illegal to throw cell phones in the garbage. There are many ways to recycle them. Note: Erase your cell phone data from a phone before recycling it!
St. John's Episcopal Church collects Christmas items (and toys and household items in very good condition only) during last 2 weeks of November
Christmas Light Source recycles old Christmas tree lights and uses the proceeds to buy books for children
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
See: BLUE JEANS, WEDDING DRESS
Local churches need clothing, shoes, and new sample-sized toiletries to distribute to the in New York City on "Midnight Runs." Collections are intermittent. Call for info:
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)
Return your computer to Staples. Staples offers trade-in options for some items and accepts many more electronic items for recycling - please check Staples' website for a complete list and exceptions.
Recycle via Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey - Dell Reconnect Donation Sites:
See BUILDING MATERIALS
See PRINTER/COPIER CARTRIDGES
Curbside pickup on Thursdays. Bundled brown corrugated cardboard containers and boxes. NO tape, plastic, or other contaminants.
Old, broken crayons can be recycled into fresh, new crayons. Don't remove the wrappers. Info at 1-800-561-0922 or Crazy Crayons.
Curbside pick-up on Fridays. Place in recycling bin with plastics, metals, and glass.
Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Freezers, and Refrigerators (Freon)
Aluminium Foil and Trays
Curbside pick-up on Fridays. Rinse and place in recycling bin with plastics, metals, and glass.
Bring to Pleasantville Recycling Center on Village Lane on Saturdays, 9am–3pm.
Athletic Shoes & "Livestrong" wristbands
Recycle your old athletic shoes at Nike stores as part of their Reuse-a-Shoe recycling program. They accept all shoe brands, but there are restrictions.
Automotive Fluids (except Motor Oil)
Bring to Permanent Household Recovery Facility in Valhalla.
Balls, Batteries, Bicycles, Binoculars, Blankets, Blue Jeans, Boats, Books, Building Materials
Donate to animal shelters; see PET SUPPLIES.
Batteries I - Non-Rechargeable: Carbon Zinc and Alkaline batteries
Dispose of in the garbage. The metals are removed and recycled at the county incinerator. Since 1993, domestically produced alkaline and carbon zinc batteries contain no added mercury and are essentially mercury-free.
Batteries II - Non-Rechargeable: Mercury Oxide - Silver Oxide - Zinc-air (button), Lithium
Recycling Program at the DPW or drop-off at drop-off at Permanent Household Recovery Facility in Valhalla.
Batteries - Rechargeable
When covered rechargeable batteries reach the end of their useful life, drop them at a retailer that sells them (ShopRite, Target, Home Depot, Berger Hardware, and other stores) or drop-off at Permanent Household Recovery Facility in Valhalla (also accepts button and auto batteries).
Included: nickel-cadmium, sealed lead, lithium ion, nickel metal hydride, any other such dry-cell battery capable of being recharged, and battery packs containing any of the above-mentioned batteries.
Not included: Regular batteries are not included in this program.
Plus, any of the above-mentioned batteries/packs weighing 25 pounds or more; batteries used as the principal power source for a vehicle (automobile, boat, truck, tractor, golf cart, wheelchair); batteries for storage of electricity generated by an alternative power source (solar or wind-driven generators); batteries for backup are an integral component of an electronic device.
Batteries - Vehicle
Take vehicle batteries to a retailer that sells them. State law requires such retailers to accept up to two vehicle batteries per person per month, free of charge. If a service station or retailer refuses to accept your motor oil or vehicle battery, report the facility to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Enforcement Division at (845) 256-3013. You may also bring it to the Permanent Household Recovery Facility in Valhalla.
Used bicycles are accepted at the Pleasantville Recycling Center on Village Lane on Saturdays, 9am–3pm (Many are scooped up by residents for reuse or repair parts.)
PleasantvilleRecycles also collects used, old bikes once a year. Please check our Events Page for dates & times.
Donate to Optics for the Tropics. Optics for the Tropics, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity organization was formed to facilitate partnerships between research and conservation groups in the wintering and breeding grounds and provide quality optical equipment in the Caribbean and Latin America where resources are very limited.
Donate to Blue Jean Go Greeen who recycle them into insulation. Cut into squares, denim can also be used for quilting.
Mt. Pleasant Public Library in Pleasantville accepts books year round (except during the week of the book sale) whenever the Library is open to the public. They only accept books in clean condition.
The library CAN NOT accept
If you have a large number of books to donate, please call in advance to make arrangements. Collection bins are usually located downstairs, just outside the elevator. Please don't leave books outdoors! Books will be sold at the book sale, and leftover books are donated to Better World Books. Call 769-0548 for more info.
These organizations accept a wide variety of items: