How to Dispose of Yard Debris
One simple and effective way to live "green" is to recycle yard and garden materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, brush and plant cuttings. These materials make up approximately 30% of Westchester County's waste. As such, Westchester County has made this recycling mandatory for all residents and businesses.
Yard Debris Pick Up
Curbside Soft Yard Debris Pickup is Available March 13th - October 14th as Noted on the Sanitation Schedule
Grass clippings, small brush, twigs, plants and flowers will be collected, curbside, every other week. Place all yard material in paper bags or use a dedicated compost container. Compost containers must be affixed with a "YARD DEBRIS" sticker. To obtain a free sticker for your dedicated yard debris cans, call 422-1202.
Please note: One can with a sticker will suffice if you have more than one container to place at the curb.
Place bags or containers at the curb before 8 a.m. for collection every other week. The pick up schedule is noted on the Sanitation Calendar as BRUSH WEEK.
Garbage should never be mixed in with yard debris materials.
Gedney Recycling Yard
Drop Off Yard Debris at the Gedney Recycling Yard
Residents: Another way to recycle your yard debris is to drop it off at the Gedney Way Recycling Yard. Empty your grass clippings, leaves and lawn rakings in the designated areas and take home some FREE compost, mulch or logs!
LANDSCAPERS: If you would like to use the drop off location you must obtain a permit. Call 422-1206 for more information.
- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m: Monday - Saturday (open to residents and landscapers)
- 8 a.m. - Noon: Sundays (open to residents only)
- White Plains Residents only. ID is required
- No commercial vehicles allowed in residential area
- Grass clippings, small cuttings and leaves only
- Bags and/or containers are to be emptied. Please do not leave empty bags at the Gedney Yard.
- Take all bags home and recycle or dispose of them
Wood Chips, Compost, Mulch, & Firewood*!
FREE wood chips, compost, and UN-split logs are available to White Plains Residents at the 87 Gedney Way drop-off area. Please bring your own gloves, shovels and containers. Logs are UN-split, and availability is not guaranteed.
Bulk delivery may be arranged - depending upon availability. Resident must be on site at time of delivery. Call 422-1202 for more information.
Mulch and compost that isn't needed for our city roadside and parks projects is also sold in truckload quantities to landscapers. Last year the City netted $50,000 from the sale of mulch and compost!
Important Firewood Warning!
To help prevent the spread of deadly invasive pests that have killed more than 50 million trees in neighboring states, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has issued the following mandate:
- It is illegal to bring untreated firewood into New York State
- It is illegal to transport untreated firewood more than 50 miles from its source
When transporting untreated firewood within 50 miles from its source, you must carry proof of source, e.g., a receipt - or you will be subject to a fine.
When you pick up FREE firewood at the Gedney Yard, you will be issued a receipt as proof of source. Questions? Call the NYS DEC hotline at 866-640-0652 for more information
Recycling Drop Off at Gedney Way
Although White Plains offers weekly curbside pickup of paper and commingled (metal, glass and plastic bottles, cans & jars) recycling; residents also have the option of bringing these recyclables to the Gedney Recycling Yard and depositing them in the designated drop-off areas. There is a gate attendant who will greet you, check ID to confirm White Plains residency, and direct you to where these items may be deposited.
Electronics / Computer Monitors / TV's
Drop Off All Electronics, including TVs & Monitors at the Gedney Recycling Yard, 87 Gedney Way.
Household Goods Donation
The Take It or Leave It Shed is a partnership between the City’s Department of Public Works and Eco Neighbors, a local environmental group. It allows residents to give away usable items to their neighbors, or to take advantage of treasure that someone else can no longer use.
Open twice weekly, the TILI Shed is operated completely by volunteers, and TILI is credited with removing large quantities of furniture, toys, sporting goods, and various household items from the waste stream, while providing residents with reusable items, free of charge!