News Release

May 22, 2018      

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


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event to be Held at New Location
Saturday, June 16th at Dutchess County Department of Public Works

Poughkeepsie, NY… The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, June 16th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at a new location, the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, located at 626 Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie; residents can access the event by taking Route 44 East to Burnett Boulevard. The new location will provide more space for the collection of materials. The collection is open to Dutchess County residents only.

This popular event is first-come, first-served, and residents should expect to experience wait times. Hazardous waste in containers larger than 10 gallons will not be accepted. Pre-registration is required for this event and there is a $10.00 registration fee. Residents can register online or by calling (845) 463-6020. The fee can be paid online using a credit card or paid by check. Checks should be made payable to “Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance” and mailed to or dropped off to the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management at  96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. 

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro said, “Through our Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling events, Dutchess County residents can safely get rid of unused chemicals and fertilizers, other hazardous household items, and unwanted electronic equipment – benefiting themselves and the environment. These collection events complement Dutchess County’s 10-year solid waste management plan, Rethinking Waste, which outlines the County’s goals of increasing recycling efforts, creating a more sustainable waste system and reducing our impact on the environment. I encourage residents to take part in these popular collection events and help the County reach its goals.”

The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event provides residents with a safe and responsible way to discard a diverse range of household items that cannot be disposed of through regular recycling or garbage bins. Acceptable items include television sets, computer monitors, telephones, pesticides, pool chemicals, and more.  A complete list of acceptable items to bring to this disposal day is included below.

The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management collection events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. An additional collection event is planned for October 27th.

An informational flyer about this event is available online (.pdf). 

More information about the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Events is available online.

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Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event

Acceptable Items: 

Product Containers Marked: “Warning,” “Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “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, antifreeze, 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, computer monitors, CPUs, fax machines, printers, TVs, stereos, telephones, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, fluorescent tubes. 

Do Not Bring: 

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, motor oil, car batteries, alkaline or rechargeable batteries.  

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