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:
Latex, water-based paint: We do not accept latex paint at our events. Dry the paint using kitty litter, sawdust or the sun. Re-lid the can, put in a sturdy plastic bag and throw in the trash.
Fluorescent bulbs: CFL's can be dropped off at retailer drop boxes, such as at Lowes and Home Depot. If bringing fluorescent tubes to an event, which are considered hazardous waste not electronics, please tape together or put in a box to prevent breakage.
Air conditioners: We do not accept air conditioners at our events. Please see our list of places that accept air conditioners on our Transfer Station page.
Each month we will be focusing on a recycling topic to support efforts to reduce contamination in household recycling across Dutchess County.
For October we are focused on Plastic Bag Waste Reduction.
Find out what can be recycled in Dutchess County
Find information on composting and how to purchase a backyard compost bin
Helpful information on reducing and reusing items
The October 24 event has reached capacity
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