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Legislators Hail Signing of Historic Lease for $1.2 Billion Biotech Center in Valhalla

Legislators Hail Signing of Historic Lease for $1.2 Billion Biotech Center in Valhalla

White Plains, NY — Members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators are hailing the decision by County Executive George Latimer to sign a lease that will create a $1.2 billion biotech center on 60 acres of land in Valhalla (known as “the North 60”), spurring economic growth in the county for years. Read more

Released:01-11-2019 | See More _Newsroom

Board Chair Announces Changes to Legislation Committee --- Leg. Covill to Become Chair; Leg. Perez Resigns as Chair

Board Chair Announces Changes to Legislation Committee --- Leg. Covill to Become Chair; Leg. Perez Resigns as Chair

White Plains, NY — Westchester County Board of Legislators Chair Ben Boykin (D – White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison), on Tuesday announced that Legislator Kitley Covill (D - Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers) will become Chair of the Committee on Legislation succeeding Legislator Virginia Perez (D - Yonkers) who has resigned as Chair and as a member of the committee. Legislator Covill will continue to serve as... Read more

Released:01-02-2019 | See More _Newsroom

Board Chairman Ben Boykin Issues Year-End Report

Board Chairman Ben Boykin Issues Year-End Report

White Plains, NY — Calling 2018 "a year of unprecedented achievement" for the Westchester County Board of Legislators, on Friday, Board Chairman Ben Boykin (D - White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison) released a Year-End Report, recapping the legislative highlights of the second half of 2018, and including a look at the full year for the Board. Read more

Released:12-21-2018 | See More _Newsroom

Board Honors Police Who Responded to Mail Bombs

Board Honors Police Who Responded to Mail Bombs

  On Monday, the Board of Legislators was humbled to honor with commendations members of the County's Hazardous Device, Special Operations and Emergency Service Units for their fearless response in October when pipe bombs mailed were mailed to the homes of George Soros and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Their training, professionalism and bravery are what keep us safe. Read more

Released:12-14-2018 | See More _Newsroom

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Recycling Rangers

 Recycling Rangers

Attention Westchester Third Graders!

Help make the earth's future brighter by becoming a Recycling Ranger!



 Did You Know?
newspaperIf everyone in the USA recycled their Sunday newspaper, it would save 500,000 trees a year!!   trash cansThe average American throws away 4½ pounds of trash every day—For a family of 4 that’s 18 pounds!!

The Recycling Ranger program is a way to engage young people in thinking about their role in protecting the environment. By emphasizing recycling, we hope to encourage children to contribute to the future health of our planet by being good stewards of the environment now, one recyclable at a time.

Here's how the program works...

  • Contact a participating legislator to visit your third grade classroom to launch the Recycling Ranger program.
  • Following this initial visit to the classroom to discuss what recycling is all about and how it helps the environment, students are asked to put their creativity behind a project or an activity that raises awareness about the importance of recycling.
  • After collecting and reviewing the projects, the Legislator will make a return visit to review the students' presentations.
  • Participating students will receive certificates signifying they completed the program and sheriff-like Recycling Rangers badges.

Whether students create a poem, a drawing or painting or an original idea to encourage others to remember to recycle, students find this activity not only challenging and fun but get a great lesson on the environment and community.


Guess what can be recycled...

Glass Jars?

glass jar






news paper

Cell phones?

cell phone

  Soda Cans?


  Ketchup Bottles?

ketchup bottle

All of these & more!


Westchester County wants you to recycle as much as possible. Our community collects:

  • Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, card board
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Plastic (marked 1 or 2 in the recycle triangle)
  • Tin and aluminum cans, pie pans

Many other items that could harm people or the environment are collected by Westchester County for safe disposal on special Household Clean Up Days. These items include: Household chemicals like paint thinner and insecticides, car tires, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs and rechargeable and button cell batteries.

Read the attached flyer or check the County website for the collection places, dates and times.

Electronics can be recycled too!

cell phone

Cell phones. It’s against the law to throw away a cell phone. Old cell phones can be fixed for people who may need help in a hurry. Check the County website for Household Chemical Clean-up Day locations and other places you can take a cell phone for recycling.


Computers. Westchester County matches up businesses that are buying new computers with non-profit groups like schools, programs that do job training and after-school programs.

The Week at the Board

Monday, January 14, 2019
B&A / PW / PP&ED /
EH&E / SS / S&C

10:00 AM
LEG 01:00 PM
APPTS 04:00 PM
BOL Meeting 07:00 PM

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