Bureau of Sanitation (914) 422-1217

This Bureau provides solid waste collection for White Plains residents 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 residents and some (small) commercial buildings.

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 additional opportunities for recycling and disposal which may be viewed on the Westchester County website.

Note:  The City is unable to pick up household renovation debris i.e. doors, fencing, siding, toilets, bathtubs.  If you are having work done in or around your house, you may want to arrange for proper disposal with your contractor or, for your convenience, Westchester County has provided a list of Licensed Private Transfer Stations and Processing Facilities you may contact directly.

Cell Phone Disposal Guidelines.

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.

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.

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.