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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event to be held in Millbrook on Saturday, September 8th

Published: 8/27/2012

For More Information Contact:

Lindsay Carille, Solid Waste Coordinator

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA) will host its next Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, September 8th at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Millbrook.  The event is open to all Dutchess County residents and runs 7:30am to 9:30am. Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee.  Call the DCRRA at (845) 463-6020 or visit to pre-register and schedule an appointment.

DCRRA Executive Director William Calogero said, “Many of the products people use every day for cleaning, gardening or carpentry contain hazardous ingredients and care needs to be taken to see those items are safely disposed of.”

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average household generates more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste each year. These items are usually found in sheds, basements, and garages. The DCRRA’s Hazardous Household Waste Disposal events provide an opportunity for safe disposal rather than continuing to store them or improperly discarding them in the trash.

Lindsay Carille, Solid Waste Coordinator for Dutchess County, noted, “We all have a responsibility to keep our environment clean and healthy. Properly disposing of hazardous household waste ensures you are doing your part to protect the environment we all share.”

There will be two additional collection events in 2012 at the following locations in the county:

Saturday, October 6th     Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department

Saturday, November 3rd    Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency


All events are held 7:30am to 9:30 am.   The events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

A complete list of accepted Household Hazardous Waste material is included below.

Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s
2012 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 is 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.