News Release

October 30, 2013      

For Further Information Contact
Colleen Pillus, Communications Director
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov

Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday, November 2
Event includes Opportunity for safe disposal of unused and expired medications

Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s final Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling Event for 2013 will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at its facility on Sand Dock Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie from 7:30am to 9:30am.  A complete list of accepted material is included below.   Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee.  Call the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency at (845) 463-6020 or visit http://www.dcrra.org/ to pre-register and schedule an appointment.

The event also includes a no-fee medications disposal opportunity. The Safe Medication Disposal help ensure unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications are properly disposed of and are not misused or abused or leaching into groundwater drinking sources if discarded improperly.

The collections are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s
2013 Household Waste Disposal Day Events

Materials that WILL be accepted:

Product containers marked with words: "Warning”, “Hazardous", "Flammable", "Poisonous", or "Corrosive."

Photo chemicals, non latex driveway sealer, pool chemicals, creosote, kerosene, flammable liquids, metal polish, turpentine, stains, varnishes, strippers, thinners, gasoline/oil mixture, brake fluid, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, adhesives, resins, solvents, oil & lead based paints (no latex!), mercury containing devices, button cell batteries for watches & hearing aids, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, compact fluorescent lights and fluorescent tubes, and small non-Freon appliances (such as humidifiers, toasters, irons, and electric heaters.)

Electronic Equipment Collection

Computer Monitors, Central Processing Units (CPU's), Modems, CRT's, Terminals, Laptops, Keyboards, Mouses, Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Typewriters, TV's, VCR's, DVD Players, CD Players, Tape Players, Radios, Stereo Equipment, Cables, Answering Machines, Telephones & Video Game Systems.

Bins will also be available at the DCRRA location only to dispose of junk mail, white paper, magazines, newspaper and commingled bottles & cans.  There is no fee charged and no registration needed for these bins.

Materials that will NOT be accepted:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, motor oil, car batteries, antifreeze, broken glass, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste/medicines, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.

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