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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


News and Announcements

Grant Opportunity

2024 Composting Grant 

To learn more about the above grant opportunity, including eligible applicants and requests, please review the 2024 Composting Grant Application Instructions & Guidance (.pdf) .  This grant request period has closed.  Grant submission deadline was June 7, 2024. 

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. 

June 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!

      June 2, 2024

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. We have completed this event for 2024.  For more information, email 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


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

License Application

Hauler license application form (.pdf)

Reports, Regulations and Laws