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
Registration for the September 30, 2023 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection has reached capacity and is closed.
If you have oil- or latex- based paints, stains or varnishes paint care drop off locations will accept these materials year-round.
Check back in 2024 for information on future events.
Each month we will be focusing on a recycling topic to support efforts to reduce contamination in household recycling across Dutchess County.
Repair Cafes are free community events where you bring your broken but beloved items and volunteer repair coaches help you fix them!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (845) 463-6020.
Find information on composting and how to purchase a backyard compost bin
Helpful information on reducing and reusing items
The County has recycling containers to borrow for your next big event
See where your local transfer station is located and what items they will accept
Recycling rates, accomplishments, facility information and more in the 2019 Annual Report
Companies licensed in Dutchess County to collect, transfer, transport, store or dispose of solid waste