County releases video with the Department of Environmental Facilities outlining the work they do Countywide.
25 January 2023
County releases video with the Department of Environmental Facilities outlining the work they do Countywide
Westchester County is home to some of the nation’s most robust municipal waste reduction and recycling programs. Through our Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF), the County is dedicated to removing all types of waste from the waste stream – ranging from traditional glass, plastic and paper to more innovative programs like electronics, textiles, paint, food scraps and boat wrapping. Over the course of the last decades, Westchester’s production of waste has dropped dramatically – and continues to decline.
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In addition to these great programs, DEF is also an educational resource for residents and municipal leaders who want to learn more about how to incorporate a recycling lifestyle into their community.
The environmental programs in place in Westchester County and managed by DEF, include:
These and other programs administered by DEF, all contribute to increasing recycling and reducing waste – and while the environmental benefits of waste reduction and recycling are well known, these programs also make good sense economically. In 2022, 74,456 tons of curbside recyclables collected by municipalities within the RDD were delivered to the Daniel P. Thomas Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Revenue from the sale of these recyclables totaled $7,006,704.59, an increase of over 95% from 2020.
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