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Poughkeepsie, NY… The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, October 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, located at 96 Sand Dock Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The collection is open to Dutchess County residents only. Pre-registration is required for this event and there is a $10.00 registration fee. To pre-register, click here or call (845) 486-3604; the deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct. 26th. The fee can be paid online using a credit card or 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 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “Dutchess County residents can utilize our Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling events to dispose of unwanted electronic equipment, unused chemicals and fertilizers, and many other hazardous household items and materials. As part of Rethinking Waste, our 10-year solid waste management plan to increase recycling in Dutchess County, reduce our environmental footprint and create a more sustainable waste system, these biannual collection events serve as positive steps to help us achieve those 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.
“By amending the 2016 County Budget, the Dutchess County Legislature provided funding to ensure this second collection event of the year could take place, showing the county’s commitment to reduce waste. All residents are encouraged to utilize these collection events so their unwanted materials and items can be safely recycled or disposed of,” said Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature Dale Borchert.
The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management collection events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
An informational flyer about this event is available here.
For more information about the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Events, go to:
Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event
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, 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 and antifreeze, alkaline or rechargeable batteries.