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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 .

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

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News and Announcements


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. 


February Repair Cafes In Dutchess County

Repair Cafes are free community events where you bring your broken but beloved items and volunteer repair coaches help you fix them!

 


Hazardous Waste Collection event for Farms, Businesses and Schools:   

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 solidwastemgmt@dutchessny.gov or call (845) 463-6020.


 

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