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Take-Back Day to Be Held Saturday, May 19, Behind Bronxville Village Hall PDF Print Email


By Mary Liz Mulligan, Chair, Bronxville Green Committee

May 9, 2018:  The Bronxville Green Committee ("BGC") will be hosting our semiannual “take-back day” on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Now is the time to declutter. Members of the BGC and staff of the Bronxville Department of Public Works ("DPW") will be on hand to direct and assist you, rain or shine.

Entrance: You will see our signs and volunteers in the only entrance site in front of village hall in the police station driveway, just past the village hall building when heading up Pondfield Road to White Plains Road. Please heed our volunteers’ directions. Palumbo Place will be closed to traffic coming from Gramatan Avenue during the collection hours. The county paper shredder will be with us. There is a two-box limit per car, and commercial drop-offs are not permitted.

Accepted items:

New:  Sports Equipment for Let's Play It ForwardLet’s Play It Forward is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects sports equipment in gently used condition and repurposes it for needy groups or organizations. Please email  CLOAKING  with any questions.

Sports items that will be accepted are footballs, kick balls, soccer balls, all baseball and soccer gear (cleats included), softball equipment, pinneys, orange cones and discs, volleyballs, basketballs, hockey equipment, shin guards, tennis equipment, uniforms in sets of 12 or more, and gently used sneakers.
Sports items that will not be accepted are lacrosse gear, football pads and shoulder pads, golf shoes, golf clubs, wrestling gear, swimming gear, apparel, skateboards, skis and ski boots, snowboard gear, bowling balls, karate, swim gear, bikes, bike helmets, boxing gear, and rollerblades.

Furniture for Furniture Sharehouse. Furniture Sharehouse is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 2007 that provides donated furniture to needy individuals and families living in Westchester County, giving them the basic household furnishings that enable them to rebuild their lives and live with dignity. It will take basic household furnishings. Please note that this is for usable items. This is not a dumpsite. This event is a true "green" event, meaning all collected items will be repurposed. Please note that not all furniture is accepted; click here to check the Furniture Sharehouse guidelines.  

Used Linens for the Yonkers Animal Shelter.  Sheets, towels, and blankets will be collected and brought to the Yonkers Animal Shelter. No other linens, please.

E-Waste. Electronic devices such as computers, tablets, monitors, cell phones, printers, and televisions will be accepted. Click here to view more items classified "electronic waste" that will be accepted.

Paper for the County Mobile Paper Shredder. The county mobile paper shredder, a secure, on-site shredder, will be on-site. There is a two-carton limit per car. All paper clips and staples must be removed, and the papers should be free of bindings, folders, and files. No commercial drop-offs, please. Also, no walk-ins, since this disrupts the line order and may cause angst!

Special thanks to the BGC volunteer members, Mayor Mary Marvin--our liaison to the Village of Bronxville--Village Administrator Jim Palmer, and the always-helpful DPW staff for making this much-needed event possible.

For further information, please email the BGC at  CLOAKING  or call the Bronxville Department of Public Works at 914-337-7338.

Editor's note:  As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes press releases, statements, and articles from local institutions, officeholders, candidates, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


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Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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