County Executive Rob Astorino announced that residents of Westchester County’s Refuse Disposal District (RDD) will be able to include beverage cartons when they put their recyclables out to the curb for collection.
Beginning April 25, 2016, residents will be able to include the cartons with their commingled
recyclables (glass, plastic and metal recyclables) for collection by the Department of Public Works. Recyclable cartons consist predominantly of cardboard and include waxy cartons used for juice and milk (sometimes called gable-top containers); soup and broth; cream; and egg substitutes. Although mostly made of cardboard, the cartons should be included with other recyclable beverage containers made of glass, plastic and metal for collection; they should not be included with paper and cardboard recyclables.