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Solid Waste Management

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, Rethinking Waste.

The three main goals of the plan are: 

  • Reducing the amount of waste generated within Dutchess County
  • Increasing the amount of waste that is recycled and reused
  • Converting the remaining waste to electricity through waste-to-energy disposal; minimizing the use of landfill disposal

News and Announcements

The September 19 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection has reached capacity.  

We have added an additional event. The final event for 2020 will be October 24, 2020. Registration will open September 24, 2020.

View or download the event flyer (.pdf)      

Frequently Asked Questions:

Latex, water-based paint: We do not accept latex paint at our events. Dry the paint using kitty litter, sawdust or the sun. Re-lid the can, put in a sturdy plastic bag and throw in the trash.

Fluorescent bulbs: CFL's can be dropped off at retailer drop boxes, such as at Lowes and Home Depot. If bringing fluorescent tubes to an event, which are considered hazardous waste not electronics, please tape together or put in a box to prevent breakage.

Air conditioners: We do not accept air conditioners at our events. Please see our list of places that accept air conditioners on our Transfer Station page. 

Recycle Right Dutchess! 

Each month we will be focusing on a recycling topic to support efforts to reduce contamination in household recycling across Dutchess County. 

For September we are focused on Reduce Single Use.

 

Services and Solutions

Solid Waste Hauler Information

Licensed Haulers

Companies licensed in Dutchess County to collect, transfer, transport, store or dispose of solid waste


Forms

Recycling complaint form, businesses, haulers and scrap metal annual recycling report forms.


License Application

Hauler license application form (.pdf)


Reports, Regulations and Laws