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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Electronics Recycling Event to be Held
Saturday, May 8th at Dutchess County Department of Public Works

Published: 4/1/2021

For More Information Contact:

Lindsay Carille, Deputy Commissioner
(845) 463-6020

Poughkeepsie, NY … The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold its next Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event, on Saturday, May 8th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, located at 626 Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie; residents can access the event by taking Route 44 East to Burnett Boulevard. The collection is open to Dutchess County residents only.

The County’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event provides residents with a safe and responsible way to discard a diverse range of household items that cannot be disposed of through regular recycling or garbage bins. Acceptable items include television sets, computer monitors, telephones, pesticides, pool chemicals, and more. A complete list of acceptable items to bring to this disposal day is included below. Hazardous waste in containers larger than 10 gallons will not be accepted.

This popular event is first-come, first-served, and residents should expect to experience wait times when they arrive at the location on May 8th due to high demand. Registration is limited to the first 380 households; pre-registration is required for this event, and there is a $10 registration fee; registration often reaches capacity quickly, so residents are encouraged to register promptly. Beginning on April 8th, residents can register online or by calling (845) 463-6020. The fee can be paid online using a credit card or paid by check. Checks should be made payable to “Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance” and mailed to or dropped off to the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management at 96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “The responsibility of preserving our planet for future generations is one we all share, and there are simple steps we can all to that will make a lasting impact. Dutchess County’s successful Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Events are opportunities to clean up our planet as we clean up our homes. These events routinely reach capacity quickly, proving County residents’ resolve to protect our planet, so I urge residents to promptly register for our event on May 8th.”

The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management collection events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This is the first of three such events to be held in 2021; an informational flyer about the upcoming Hazardous Household Waste & Electronics Recycling Event is available online.

Gregg Pulver, Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature, said, “Dutchess County has long supported efforts to protect our environment, including the ever-popular Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Disposal events, and residents’ participation in these events makes a true difference. We encourage residents to take this opportunity to clean their homes and preserve our environment.”

More information about the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Events is available online.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event

Acceptable Items:

Product Containers Marked: “Warning,” “Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “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, antifreeze, 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, computer monitors, CPUs, fax machines, printers, TVs, stereos, telephones, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, fluorescent tubes.

Do Not Bring:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, motor oil, car batteries, alkaline or rechargeable batteries.