Mamaroneck NY Homes for Sale: Living Green in Westchester County
Westchester County’s government is committed to clean, green living. If you have begun your search for Mamaroneck NY homes for sale, you can feel good about your new community’s environmental conscience. The county recently opened a new state-of-the-art Household Materials Recovery Facility in Valhalla. Located at 15 Woods Road (on the Grasslands Reservation), the facility is about 20 minutes from Mamaroneck.
Mamaroneck NY homes for sale are popular in part because Westchester County is a national leader in recycling, according to an official statement published by county officials. The county enjoyed a 52 percent recycling rate for 2011. The national average reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is 35 percent.
The new recovery facility will take recycling one step further by making it easier to dispose of some household items that can be otherwise difficult to dispose of. The facility will accept:
- flammable liquids
- pool chemicals
- cleaning products
- re-chargeable batteries
- Freon-containing items
- electronic waste
- propane tanks
- expired medications
A county-wide household recycling program is already underway and residents can put traditional recyclables such as paper, bottles, and aluminum cans in containers designated by local municipalities.
Recyclables collected curbside by municipal and private carters – including newspapers, office paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal food and beverage containers are sorted, marketed and sold to recycling companies that use them in the manufacturing processes to produce new consumer goods. Last year the manufacturing and recycling facility processed more than 76,000 tons of recyclable material, generating more than $7.4 million in recycling revenue for the county. In addition, the county saves more than $85 in transportation and disposal costs for each ton it recycles.
If green-living is important to you, we definitely recommend shopping for Mamaroneck NY homes for sale. Prudential Centennial licensed real estate professionals work hard to maintain a solid network of home buyers and sellers. Take a moment to learn all about Mamaroneck online and while you’re there, check out our great inventory of Mamaroneck NY homes for sale.
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