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Household Hazardous Materials Disposal, Electronics Recycling and Medications Disposal Event on Saturday, August 3rd at DCRRA in Poughkeepsie

Published: 7/29/2013

For More Information Contact:

Lindsay Carille, Deputy Commissioner

Poughkeepsie… The next scheduled Household Hazardous Materials Disposal, Electronics Recycling and Medications Disposal Day is this Saturday, August 3rd at the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA) on Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, 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.    Complete list of accepted materials can be found below.

In addition to household hazardous waste and electronics, residents can bring prescription and over-the-counter pills, ointments, lotions and liquids, including pet medications, to be safely disposed of.  Safely disposing of unused or expired medications can help prevent the threat of water contamination, accidental poisoning or drug abuse.

There will be three more collection events in 2013 after Saturday, August 3rd at a variety of locations throughout the county. The collection is partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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.

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.