Clean, unwaxed brown corrugated cardboard containers and boxes. Please remove adhesive tapes, staples, plastic wrapping, etc., and flatten and bundle for collection.
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD: Thursdays at curbside (Except Holiday Weeks)
SMALL METAL CONTAINER: Fridays, Backyard pickup
All food and beverage containers made of aluminum and other materials. Aerosol cans are acceptable. Containers should be rinsed clean and placed in the recycling receptacle for collection. Labels need NOT be removed.
Prohibited: Building materials, hazardous materials and automobile parts, aluminium siding, paint cans, scrap metal, wire, pipes, tubing, motors, sheet metal, plastic bags, and small appliances, etc. Some of these items can be brought to the Household Materials Recovery Facility in Valhalla or check our A-Z Recycling Guides for recycling options.
YARD WASTE: Divided into two categories and picked up on alternate weeks: Thursdays at curbside (Except Holiday Weeks)
Category 1 - Grass clippings, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Plants : Must be placed in paper biodegradable bags or receptacles and containers not to exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight. Plastic bags are not acceptable. Learn about leaf mulching and grasscycling!
Category 2 - Branches (less than 4 ft. length and under 6 inches in diameter), Twigs: placed curbside, tied or placed in containers. No bags will be accepted for Category 2 yard waste.
For more information or questions visit thePleasantville DPW page. Download the 2016 Sanitation and Recycling/Curbside Yard Waste Collection Schedule here.
Fall Leaves Collection: Leaves for the Village collection program must be raked to the area between the curb or pavement edge and property line for vacuum collection. Leaves are collected from mid-October, and collection continues until winter weather curtails operation.
GLASS: Fridays, Backyard pickup
Food and beverage glass jars, bottles and containers made of green, brown or clear glass, which have been rinsed clean and caps removed. Glass containers should be placed, unbroken, in the recycling receptacles for collection. Labels need NOT be removed.
Prohibited: Light bulbs, crystal, window and mirror glass, broken glass, ceramics, kitchenware, pesticide & herbicide bottles.
BULK METAL: Saturdays at Recycling Center
All bulk metal, for example, washing machines, stoves, hot water heaters, ironing boards, radiators, lawn mowers, etc.
PLASTIC: Fridays, Backyard pick-up
All plastics #1–7 are accepted. Labels need NOT be removed. Containers should be rinsed. Caps can stay on.
Prohibited: Foam plastic materials, film plastic, plastic bags (regardless of recycling number!), vinyl, other rigid containers containing hazardous materials such as motor oil containers, pesticide containers, antifreeze containers, and hard plastic toys. Many of these items can be brought to the Household Materials Recovery Facility in Valhalla.
COMPUTER/TELEVISIONS: First Saturday of every month at Recycling Center
Computer monitors and TVs, etc. Donate your computer! There are many ways to prolong the life of a computer. Refer to the EPA's brochure
"Do the PC Thing: Donate Computers", on how to select the right recipient and on how to clear your personal data.
NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINES, OFFICE PAPER, JUNK MAIL: Thursdays at curbside (Except Holiday Weeks)
All newspapers (including only glossy inserts sold as part of the newspaper), magazines, office paper, and junk mail must be dry and free of contaminants. Place in brown paper bags, loose in a container, or in corrugated boxes (NOT bundled, NOT in plastic bags).
Prohibited: Books and carbon paper. Donate your books!
Holiday Week Schedules
In weeks that have a holiday, routes will be pushed forward by a day, and there will by no paper/cardboard or yard waste pick-up. If a holiday falls on a Friday, bottles and cans will be picked up Thursdays, and there will be no paper/cardboard or yard waste pick-up.
The Village can accept only the materials listed here. Refer to our A-Z List Recycling Guide for additional options. All curbside collections must be out by 7am on the day of collection or no earlier than 6pm the day prior.
Download the handy DPW Week-by-Week 2017 Sanitation and Recycling/Curbside Yard Waste Collection Schedule (PDF format).
New to Pleasantville? How to find your garbage collection day and route: All streets are assigned to routes.
The Collection Schedule PDF contains the sanitation routes. Find your street to determine your trash collection route and day.