Dutchess County hazardous waste disposal and electronics recycling events

If you live in Dutchess County, and have some garbage laying around that cannot be easily disposed of by putting in the garbage bin or recycling, then sign-up for the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, March 30th. The event takes place from 8am to 12:30pm at the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, located at 626 Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

This event is for Dutchess County-residents only.

Be prepared to wait in line – and pay a $10 registration fee in advance. Registration is also limited to the first 360 households. Register online at dutchessny.gov/solidwaste or call 845-463-6020 

Future Dutchess County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling events take place again on June 22 and October 5, 2019.


Acceptable Items:

Product Containers Marked: “Warning,” “Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive”
Photo chemicals, non-latex driveway sealer, pool chemicals, creosote, kerosene, flammable liquids, metal polish, turpentine, stains, varnishes, strippers, thinners, gasoline/oil mixture, brake fluid, antifreeze, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, adhesives, resins, solvents, oil & lead based paints (no latex), mercury containing devices, button cell batteries for watches & hearing aids, computer monitors, CPUs, fax machines, printers, TVs, stereos, telephones, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, fluorescent tubes.


Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, motor oil, car batteries, alkaline or rechargeable batteries.

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