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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

America Recycles Day, November 15th - Donate gently used eyeglasses throughout November!

In recognition of America Recycles Day on November 15th, our Solid Waste Management Division and Office for the Aging will collect gently used eyeglasses to benefit those in need.  Stop by the Office for the Aging Friendship Centers November 6th - 30th to donate your used eyeglasses. Donations will be given to the Lagrange Lions Club, as part of its international campaign, Recycle for Sight.  This collection event, complements the Dutchess County Clerk’s ongoing collection of eyeglasses at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices.

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. 

November Repair Cafes Taking Place 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!

Rhinebeck Repair Cafe 

Saturday, November 11th 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Pavilion at Brookmead Community, 34 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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 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