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Bureau of Sanitation (914) 422-1217
This Bureau provides solid waste and refuse collection system for City of White Plains residents, institutions* and commercial establishments* within the City on an established schedule. It also provides weekly paper and co-mingled (mixed bottles, cans and jars, including plastics labeled 1-7) recycling collection for all residential and some commercial buildings. 

In addition, this Bureau maintains records and necessary billing statements for materials processed for other agencies, such as reporting collection details to Westchester County and others government agencies.

Westchester County Guidelines
DPW adheres to New York State and Westchester County imposed recycling and waste reduction goals.  There are some items that the City is not allowed to collect, under guidelines from Westchester County, however the County does provide opportunities for recycling and disposal which may be viewed on their website at

Click to view the City of White Plains' Residential Sanitation Schedule.

NOTICE:  If you have items scheduled for pick up and they were NOT picked up by 2 p.m. on that day, please call Sanitation at 422-1217 at your earliest convenience.

*Please do not leave uncollected items at the curb as they are unsightly and this violates the City's Municipal Code.

Large Appliances and Metal Items
DPW recycles large household scrap metal items which are also known as "white goods."  Call 422-1217 if you have a boiler, refrigerator, stove, metal bed frame, metal shelving or other large metal item to schedule an appointment before placing items at the curb.

Call 422-1217 to schedule an appointment for pick up.  Do not leave items at the curb other than on your scheduled day of pick up.  Alternatively, residents may bring their TV's or computer equipment to the Gedney Recycling Yard.

You may drop off small electronic items at the Gedney Recycling Yard.


White Plains residents may now include beverage cartons, such as milk, juice, and egg substitute cartons, with their commingled recyclables (glass, plastic and metal recyclables) for collection.

Although mostly made of cardboard, these cartons should be included with beverage containers made of glass, plastic and metal for collection; they should not be included with paper or cardboard recyclables.

The City of White Plains, working together with Westchester County, is pleased to contribute to this effort to divert more materials from the trash, conserving resources while protecting the environment.

Bulk Pick up 
See Regular vs. Automated Side Loader Information.

Mattress Disposal
Due to infestations of bed bugs, the City requires all mattress to be wrapped in plastic and sealed (with tape) in order for Sanitation to remove them.

Multi Family and Commercial Businesses  
If you are establishing a new business or multi family dwelling you may be required to fill out a Solid Waste Management form.  Please contact DPW's Code Enforcement office at 422-1208.  Once your form is submitted it will be reviewed by DPW's Bureau of Engineering for final approval.

New York State Law:  All Electronic Items Must be Recycled
As of January 1, 2015, all New York State consumers (including households, businesses, private or public corporations, not for profit corporations and government entities, etc.) may no longer dispose of, or place for collection intended for disposal, electronic waste at a solid or hazardous waste management facility, landfill, or waste-to-energy facility in the state.

New York State law requires manufacturers to take responsibility for recycling the many types of electronic equipment they have produced (e.g. computers, computer peripherals, televisions, and small electronic equipment, etc.), by providing free and convenient acceptance programs for NYS consumers to properly reuse or recycle their waste electronic equipment. Consumers should visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's website, for a full list of the types of electronic equipment covered by this law at and to learn how they may properly manage their electronic waste in a legal and environmentally responsible manner.

During most holiday weeks there may be a disruption in the schedule. It is advised to check the schedule for any temporary changes during holiday weeks.  You may also sign up for the White Plains Alerts, Community Notification System to receive phone or text messages that will alert you to changes in the Sanitation/Recycling schedule.

NOTE:  The City temporarily stores all E-waste items and "white goods" at the Gedney Way Recycling Yard.