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.
New: Sports Equipment for Let's Play It Forward. Let’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
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
or call the Bronxville Department of Public Works at 914-337-7338.
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