In December 2021, Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF) partnered with HELPSY, a Certified B Corporation with warehouse space in White Plains, to expand the County’s existing textile program at the Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) in Valhalla.
In addition to clothing, the expanded textile recycling program now provides residents the opportunity to recycle shoes, sneakers, slippers, boots, backpacks, purses, duffle bags, gloves, sheets, towels, blankets, curtains, leather, throw rugs, pet clothing, and more. The items can be in any condition (torn, worn, stained, broken zippers, etc.) as long as they are clean, dry, and odorless. A full list of accepted items can be found online at: https://environment.westchestergov.com/residents/recycling-guidelines/textiles
Residents can dispose of their textiles and other hard-to-get-rid-of household waste by making a convenient appointment with the County’s Household-Material Recycling Facility (H-MRF), 15 Woods Road, Valhalla. The H-MRF is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. For more information about the H-MRF, or to make an appointment today, visit https://environment.westchestergov.com/facilities/h-mrf or call (914) 813-5425.
For more information on Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities’ initiatives visit https://environment.westchestergov.com or call the Recycling Helpline at (914) 813-5425