The Division of Solid Waste Management of the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development formulates programs for the collection and disposal of solid waste (discarded material) generated within Dutchess County.
Our main function is to implement the Dutchess County Local Solid Waste Management Plan .
The three main goals of the plan are:
Reducing the amount of waste generated within Dutchess County
2023 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Events have concluded for the year. We will be posting next years event dates here in March 2024.
If you have oil- or latex- based paints, stains or varnishes paint care drop off locations will accept these materials year-round.
In recognition of America Recycles Day on November 15th, our Solid Waste Management Division and Office for the Aging will collect gently used eyeglasses to benefit those in need. Stop by the Office for the Aging Friendship Centers November 6th - 30th to donate your used eyeglasses. Donations will be given to the Lagrange Lions Club, as part of its international campaign, Recycle for Sight. This collection event, complements the Dutchess County Clerk’s ongoing collection of eyeglasses at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices.
Each month we will be focusing on a recycling topic to support efforts to reduce contamination in household recycling across Dutchess County.
Repair Cafes are free community events where you bring your broken but beloved items and volunteer repair coaches help you fix them!
Saturday, November 11th 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Pavilion at Brookmead Community, 34 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Dutchess County holds a hazardous waste collection event for businesses, schools and farms that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month. The 2023 collection event has concluded. Please check back in March of 2024 for the next scheduled event. For more information, email email@example.com or call (845) 463-6020.
Find information on composting and how to purchase a backyard compost bin
Helpful information on reducing and reusing items
The County has recycling containers to borrow for your next big event
See where your local transfer station is located and what items they will accept
Recycling rates, accomplishments, facility information and more in the 2019 Annual Report
Companies licensed in Dutchess County to collect, transfer, transport, store or dispose of solid waste