Accepts paper, computers and electronic equipment
The Town of Philipstown Recycling Center on Lane Gate Road near Route 9 is open for drop-offs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It accepts paper and cardboard (including bundled newspapers, loose phone books, bundled magazines, junk mail and office paper). Cardboard should be bundled and foil and wax paper bags should be removed from inside food boxes. No plastic bags are accepted.
A permit is required to drop off any metal products and white goods such as washing machines, scrap metal, refrigerators (with doors removed) and freon-free air conditioners. To obtain a permit, visit Town Hall at 238 Main St. in Cold Spring. The fees are $2 per carload or $5 per truckload.
Computer and electronics items are also accepted, including cable boxes, cash registers, cellular phones, copiers, cords, DVD players, scanners, keyboards, monitors, printers, stereos and televisions, as are household items such as blenders, cameras, curling irons, fans, heaters, holiday lights, irons, metal tools, microwaves, radios and vacuum cleaners (without bags).
The recycling center does not accept items containing freon, light bulbs, household or lithium batteries, medical equipment or VHS cassette tapes.