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County's new state-of-the-art Household Materials Recovery Facility
Release Date: April 20, 2012


On Thursday County Executive Robert P. Astorino officially opened the county's new state-of-the-art Household Materials Recovery Facility<http://www3.westchestergov.com/news/3184-countys-new-household-recycling-center-opens> (aka, the H-MRF).  The H-MRF<http://environment.westchestergov.com/facilities/h-mrf>, centrally located  on the Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla, offers residents a year-round disposal outlet for those hard-to-get-rid-of household items, including chemicals (pesticides, flammable liquids, pool chemicals and cleaning products), tires, re-chargeable batteries, fluorescent bulbs, Freon-containing appliances, electronic waste,  propane tanks, and confidential documents for shredding.  Prescription medicines can be delivered on the first Tuesday of every month.   The H-MRF is  open three days a week, by appointment.  Visit:<http://www.westchestergov.com/hmrf> www.westchestergov.com/hmrf<http://www.westchestergov.com/hmrf> for more information.
 
The H-MRF is intended to replace the Household Material Recovery Days (H-MRDs)<http://environment.westchestergov.com/residents/recycling-events/hmrd-days> held periodically in different locations around the county.   Two of these events will be held this year<http://environment.westchestergov.com/images/stories/pdfs/hmrdflyer.pdf>, with the first to take place on Friday, April 27th, from 12 - 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 28th, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at  Playland Park in Rye, NY<http://maps.google.com/maps?q=playland+park+rye+ny&hl=en&sll=40.948756,-73.829927&sspn=0.02457,0.038581&vpsrc=0&hq=playland+park+rye+ny&t=m&z=15>.

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