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Update: Local Recycling Goes Greener

New Rochelle has new rules, too:

Beginning June 1, plastic containers PET coded 3-7 must be recycled along with containers PET coded 1 and 2, in accordance with Westchester County’s Source Separation Law.

These include most plastic personal care and food packaging waste, such as medicine and shampoo bottles, and food and beverage containers.  Also included are coded pails and buckets as well as coded flower pots rinsed free of soil or other products no larger than 2 ½ gallons.

Original story:

Larchmont and Mamaroneck are getting even greener, thanks to the expansion of recycling and a new local environmental website to help you sort through it all.

Starting June 1, residents will be able to recycle plastics numbered 3-7 in addition to the plastics, numbered 1 and 2, which are currently allowed.

Recyclable plastics include food, beverage, detergent, and shampoo containers including the container caps.  Containers set out for recycling should be rinsed clean before going in the recycling bin, according to the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Joint Garbage Disposal Commission.

Plastic bags, unmarked plastic, rigid plastic (like toys and furniture), containers that may have held hazardous materials and building materials are not recyclable at curbside.  Plastic bags, however, may be brought to area large supermarkets, including Stop & Shop, for recycling.

No need to worry about getting confused by the changes, however. Larchmont’s Committee on the Environment has launched a website devoted to local eco-oriented issues and information, such as recycling, pesticides and how to get a tax break when you remodel.

Community events, energy-saving tips and a kids section are included on the website, which will be updated regularly. Click here to visit the website.

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