Gedney Recycling Yard

Facility Policies

  • White Plains residents only, ID will be required
  • Only cars and small non-commercial trucks allowed*
  • Drivers should stop at the gate house and check in with the gatekeeper
  • *Commercial vehicles that use this facility are charged a fee

Household Recycling

Residents may drop off their household recycling at the Gedney Recycling Yard, which includes:

Here is a printer friendly illustration of Westchester County's Recycling guidelines.

Paper Recycling Drop-off

Paper products are picked up most Wednesdays throughout the year, except during holiday weeks as noted on the Sanitation Calendar, however if you miss your pick up, or if you would like to drop off paper products in between the scheduled days, the Gedney Yard will accept the following:

  • Cardboard egg cartons, cake, cereal, tissue boxes, etc.
  • Flattened and tied corrugated cardboard
  • Glossy insert and coupons
  • Greeting cards and writing paper
  • Junk mail and advertising circular material
  • Newspapers, magazines, and catalogues
  • Office and school papers
  • Paper shopping bags
  • Pizza boxes (No greasy or cheesy boxes, please)
  • Telephone directories

DO NOT recycle:

  • Books (the glue on the binding is not recyclable)
  • Plastic bags* (use paper bags or cardboard boxes to hold recycling)
    * Plastic bags are accepted back at local grocery stores.

Co-Mingled Recycling Drop-off

Glass, cans, jars, and plastic or aluminum bottles are picked up curbside. This always takes place on the second day of your scheduled garbage pick up, including holiday weeks. If you would like to drop off co-mingled recycling in between pick ups, the Gedney Yard will accept the following:

  • Clean plastics labeled # 1-7. - food, beverage, and liquid containers, as         well as detergent and shampoo bottles and caps
  • Clean glass - green, brown, or clear glass food and beverage bottles as         well as jars
  • Clean metal - tin, aluminum foil, and metal food containers, as well as empty aerosol cans
  • Waxy cardboard - containers such as milk or juice containers
  • Take all plastic bags home with you:  They are not recyclable.  
    You may also drop off plastic bags at most grocery stores for recycling.

Do NOT recycle the following items:

  • Deposit bottles (see NYS DEC Bottle Bill)
  • Dirty or non-food (pesticide) bottles
  • Hazardous material containers
  • Medical bottles or solvents
  • Plastic bags of any kind as they jam the machinery. Return to your local           grocery store
  • Styrofoam
  • Toy items, flower pots, or garden plastics unless they are labeled with             #1-7
  • Window panes, light bulbs, ceramics, or any other glass items

Scrap Metal

Small non-automotive household scrap metal items may only be recycled by dropping them off at the Gedney Recycling Yard. They may not be put out with your household recycling for pick up.  
     Metal kitchen utensils
     Pots and pans
     Wire hangers

Textile Recycling Bin

Did you know that more than 85% of clothing, footwear, sheets, drapes and other household textiles are discarded annually as trash. White Plains has implemented an easy way to remove textiles from the waste stream. Instead of throwing clothing and textiles in the garbage, White Plains residents can now recycle them at the Gedney Recycling Yard. 

The City of White Plains has two (2) large textile recycling containers at the Gedney Recycling Yard. Help us make textile recycling as routine as recycling plastics and paper.

New York State Law: All Electronic Items Must be Recycled

Even small electronic items must be recycled. You may deposit small electronic items at the Gedney Recycling Yard.  See Westchester County's Recycling Consumer Electronic Waste Guidelines.

Televisions - Call 914-422-1217 to schedule a pick up 

TV sets smaller than 55" must be dropped off at the Gedney Recycling Yard.

TV sets that are 55" or larger can be dropped off at the Gedney Recycling Yard or you may call the Sanitation Department at 914-422-1217 to schedule an appointment for curbside pick up,

Large Appliances -Call 914-422-1217 to schedule a pick up

Refrigerators and other large metal items require a special appointment for curbside pick up.

Household Goods Donations

Please consider donating items before throwing them out.  This helps reduce what is directed into our landfills.

Take It or Leave It - TILI Shed 

Open seasonally from spring to fall. The Tili Shed will be open April 29th to October 28th.  

TiLi Shed Hours 
Saturdays:  9 a.m.- Noon  
Wednesdays: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Parking Note:  Parking in the Gedney Recycling Yard is limited.  There is convenient gate access to the TiLi Shed via the Gillie Park parking lot located at 79 Gedney Way.  We encourage TiLi Shed shoppers to park there.

The TILI Shed is run entirely by volunteers.  Sign up to volunteer. 
If you have additional questions, please send an email to

Yard Materials

  • Pick up free compost, mulch, and unsplit firewood* logs from designated areas
  • Drop off of grass clippings, small cuttings, and leaves only
  • Bags / containers should be emptied and brought home to be reused  - 
  • Empty bags should not be left at the Gedney Yard

Free Compost, Mulch and Logs* (When Available)

These supplies are available to White Plains residents at the Gedney Way drop off area Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. -  4:00* p.m., Sundays  8 a.m. - 11:30* a.m.  (Sundays - residents only)  *Allows enough time for residents to load their vehicles with materials prior to closing time.

When available, Bulk delivery of 1-4 cubic yards* of compost and mulch may be arranged by calling 914-422-1202.  

STOP!  Think about how much a cubic yard is before you order too much - or too little. There is 27 cubic feet in 1 cubic yard.  Translation:

*Soil & Mulch by the Cubic Yard
One cubic yard covers 300 Square feet 1" deep
One cubic yard covers 150 Square feet 2" deep
One cubic yard covers 100 Square feet 3" deep

Residents must be very specific where they want this material deposited.
DPW Staff will not be able to move or remove materials once it is off loaded. 


Please Note Bulk Delivery guidelines:
1) Residents must be very specific where mulch is to be deposited.  Bulk delivery of mulch is a large volume of mulch.  If you ask for it to be deposited in a specific location on your property - you are responsible for moving the material yourself once it's delivered.

2) DPW will not move mulch once it's deposited.

Landscaper Coupon System

Landscapers and gardeners are able to purchase a permit coupon book, enabling them to deposit White Plains generated leaves and lawn raking materials at the Gedney Way Recycling Yard. Call 914-422-1206 to inquire.

Note:  *Firewood Warning!

New York's urban and rural forests are under attack from numerous invasive insects, fungus' and diseases that are harming and killing thousands of trees.

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To help prevent the spread of deadly invasive pests, fungus and diseases, which have killed or adversely affected more than 50 million trees in neighboring states:

It is illegal to bring untreated firewood into New York State or to transport untreated firewood more than 50 miles from its source

Be sure to obtain an origination certificate whenever you get firewood.  You may call the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) at 866-640-0652 for more information.  You may also check out their website at DEC Invasive tree pests & diseases information.