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Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling Event to be held in Pawling on May 4th

Published: 4/24/2013

For More Information Contact:

Lindsay Carille, Solid Waste Director

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s next Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling Day is Saturday, May 4th at the Pawling Fire Department, South Street, Pawling, NY. from 7:30am to 9:30am.  Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee.  Call the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency at (845) 463-6020 or visit to pre-register and schedule an appointment.

Dutchess County Deputy Commissioner of Solid Waste Management Lindsay Carille said, “Many of us have products that contain hazardous materials under our sinks, in our medicine cabinets and in our garages.  This is a good time to safely dispose of unused pesticides, old mercury-containing thermometers, unwanted computers and all the other products that contain toxic materials.”

Last year more than 60 tons of electronics, 30,000 gallons of hazardous chemicals and 800 fluorescent bulbs were collected from County residents.  “These events held once a month, April through November, at various locations within the County gives all of our residents an opportunity to rid their homes of poisonous and corrosive products. All of the harmful chemicals in these items, which could potentially pollute our communities, can be safely disposed of at these events.” said DCRRA Executive Director William Calogero.

There will be six more collection events in 2013 after Saturday, May 4th at a variety of locations throughout the county. The collection is partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Saturday, June 1st                  Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department
Saturday, July 13nd                Dutchess Stadium (Fishkill)
Saturday, August 3rd              Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*           
Saturday, September 7th         Cornell Cooperative Extension (Millbrook)                        
Saturday, October 5th             Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department
Saturday, November 2nd          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
2013 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.