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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

Congratulations to Fishkill Plains Elementary School for coming in first in the 2nd Annual School Recycling Challenge! The school saw an increase of 10% in their recycling rate.


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

Please check back March 1, 2020 for upcoming event dates.

View or download the event flyer (.pdf)  


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