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Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, September 7th at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Millbrook

Published: 8/30/2013

For More Information Contact:

Lindsay Carille, Deputy Commissioner

Poughkeepsie… The next scheduled Household Hazardous Materials Disposal, Electronics Recycling and Medications Disposal Day is Saturday, September 7th at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Millbrook, 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.

Many products that are used in the home can cause problems for families, pets, and the environment if not properly disposed of. Bringing unwanted hazardous materials to a collection event helps prevent accidental exposure to harmful chemicals. To make the collection of these hazardous materials safe for all, materials should be brought to the collection event in their original containers if possible. If they are not in their original containers, the materials should be clearly labeled. In addition, hazardous materials should not be mixed together in the same container as this may cause toxic fumes, fires, or explosions. For the safety of all, proper precautions should be taken while these products are in use and while they are in storage. When they are no longer wanted or needed, bringing the materials to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is the safest way to dispose of hazardous chemicals and electronics.

If you are planning for a fall clean-up, there will be two more collection events in 2013. The collections are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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.