Provides solid waste collection for Mount Vernon taxpayers on an established schedule. It also provides weekly recycling collection for residents and business owners. DPW adheres to New York State and Westchester County imposed recycling and waste reduction goals. There are some items that the City is not allowed to collect. Please be sure to refer to our collection rules and guidelines for complete information. In 2020, over 34,000 tons of solid waste was collected in the City of Mount Vernon.