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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 Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will have three (3) Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Events in 2020.  

The event dates are: March 28th (cancelled), June 20th and September 19th.

The March 28th event is cancelled.

Registration for the June 20th event will open May 20th.

View or download the event flyer (.pdf)  


Plastic Bag Ban

On March 1, 2020 the New York State Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Law will go into effect. 

Information on the ban can be found on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website. 


Services and Solutions

Solid Waste Hauler Information

Licensed Haulers

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


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

License Application

Hauler license application form (.pdf)

Reports, Regulations and Laws