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Hazardous waste

The Household Materials Recovery Facility (H-MRF) in Valhalla, NY accepts many items not allowed for curbside pickup. Call for appointment 813-5425; Tuedays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Accepted Items

Properly labeled household chemicals, including:

  • Most automotive fluids – antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline (not motor oil)
  • Metal, jewelry and furniture polish
  • Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides
  • Photo and swimming pool chemicals
  • Kerosene and other flammable liquids
  • Wood preservatives and stains

Other items including:

  • Car tires (up to four per household)
  • Confidential documents for shredding (up to 4 file boxes per visit)*
  • Propane and helium tanks*
  • Mercury thermometers, thermostats
  • Electronic waste (e.g., computers and peripherals, tv’s, cell phones, etc.)*
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs and tube-shaped fluorescent bulbs)*
  • Freon-containing appliances (e.g., air conditioners, refrigerators and dehumidifiers)*
  • Batteries – auto, rechargeable & button cell (Alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries can be safely discarded with the household trash.)*
  • Expired or unused medications (Can only be delivered, by appointment, on certain days. Visit to view the reservation calendar, which includes designated med take-back days, and book an appointment or call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425)
  • Fire Extinguishers

*Alternate disposal options are available. Call the Recycling HelpLine: (914) 813-5425