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Zero Waste Day, Town Cleanup This Weekend in No. Castle

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On Apr. 12, the Mount Kisco Rotary Club participated in the annual cleanup on North Bedford Road.  This weekend North Castle and New Castle will be holding Cleanup Day.
On Apr. 12, the Mount Kisco Rotary Club participated in the annual cleanup on North Bedford Road. This weekend North Castle and New Castle will be holding Cleanup Day.

By the end of the weekend, North Castle residents will have no excuse to still be holding onto many unwanted items cluttering their houses and garages. For that matter, the town should be sparkling clean as well.

Saturday is the town’s 10th Zero Waste Day behind town hall in Armonk. It has become a biannual opportunity for town residents to rid their homes of scrap metal and electronic waste, such as old computers, televisions, fax machines and DVD players.

In addition, dog and cat supplies may be donated to the Armonk-based Adopt-a-Dog, clean and gently used spring and summer clothing, shoes and linens can be brought for pickup by the Community Center of Northern Westchester and children’s bicycles still in good working condition can be donated to Recycle-a-Bicycle.

Furniture Sharehouse will also be accepting furniture and small appliances that are in good condition on Saturday as well. Each household can also bring up to six boxes of personal papers or hardcover books to be shredded.

“It’s a great way to get rid of a lot of stuff and help other people,” said Councilman Jose Berra. “I want to emphasize it’s not throwing things out, generally speaking, other than recycling them.”

Zero Waste Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. North Castle Town Hall is located at 15 Bedford Rd. in Armonk. It is a rain or shine event. Only town residents may participate.

For more information about items that will be accepted, visit and check under the link to Recycling and Sustainability.

Sunday is the annual town-wide Cleanup Day, the time for the community to pitch in to pick up bottles, cans and other roadside litter. Town officials have appealed to community members to volunteer, even if it’s for a short period of time.

“It’s a nice family event to do, even if it’s for an hour or a half-hour, and it’s helping the town,” said Supervisor Michael Schiliro.

Residents are asked to bring their own gloves and wear comfortable boots, Berra said. Anyone participating should also wear bright colored clothes, although vests are expected to be distributed.

Volunteers in cars following the people who are picking trash are also needed to protect residents, particularly those on busy thoroughfares, such as routes 128 and 22.

Clear recycling bags and black trash bags can be obtained on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North White Plains Community Center, located at 10 Clove Rd., the lobby of town hall in Armonk and at the Banksville Fire House in Banksville.

To volunteer, contact Elise Hutner at 914-273-3770 or email

New Castle Clean-Up Day This Saturday

The Beautification Advisory Board of New Castle is once again organizing Clean-Up Day for this Saturday, Apr. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each year community volunteers come out with children and neighbors to tidy up the town. It is especially important this year after the tough winter. Plastic bags and gloves will be available at Town Hall, located at 200 S. Greeley Ave., and in front of the A&P in Millwood.

For more information, call 914-238-4771.







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