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Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling Event This Saturday October 5th at the Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department

Published: 9/30/2013

For More Information Contact:

Lindsay Carille, Deputy Commissioner

Poughkeepsie… The next scheduled Household Hazardous Materials Disposal, Electronics Recycling Event will be held this Saturday, October 5th at the Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department from 7:30am to 9:30am. Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee. Call the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA) at (845) 463-6020 or visit to pre-register and schedule an appointment.

“The first six events have been very successful. Over 500 residents have taken advantage of these events so far this year to clear out their homes of hazardous and/or unwanted materials,” said DCRRA Executive Director William Calogero. More than 66 tons of hazardous chemicals, mercury-containing fluorescents, and electronic waste have been collected. In addition, over one ton of unwanted medications have been safely disposed of.

The last collection event, including medication disposal, will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at the DCRRA in Poughkeepsie. The collections are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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.