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Poughkeepsie...The Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency will hold the next Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, July 12th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Dutchess Intermodal Center, which is adjacent to Dutchess Stadium off of Route 9D in the Town of Fishkill. 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.
These events provide residents an opportunity to responsibly dispose of hazardous materials such as pool chemicals, compact florescent bulbs, pesticides, old electronics and much more. The events are held at various locations throughout the county enabling all residents to safely and conveniently dispose of potentially harmful materials.
There are four more collection events scheduled for 2014. The events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
|Saturday, August 2nd||Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*|
|Saturday, September 6th||Cornell Cooperative Extension (Millbrook)|
|Saturday, October 4th||Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department|
|Saturday, November 1st||Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*|
|*Event will also feature safe medication disposal from 8am to 10am.|
See below for a complete list of accepted HHW materials.
Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s 2014 Household Waste Disposal Days
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.