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September 8th, 2009

Dutchess County Hazardous Waste Collection

Poughkeepsie - Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus reminds residents to take advantage of the next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day scheduled for Saturday, September 12th at the Cornell Cooperative Extension on Route 44 in Millbrook.    

County Executive Steinhaus said, “As summer winds down, we start thinking about fall cleaning projects.  Our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days provide residents a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted items that may be collecting under the kitchen sink or in the garage in a safe, environmentally responsible way.” 

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day events, facilitated by the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, offer residents a chance to dispose of hazardous household waste from their homes such as pool chemicals, oil or lead based paints, brake fluid, chemical fertilizers, electronic equipment, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL) and more.  

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days are open to all Dutchess County residents.        Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee.  Events begin at 7:30am. The events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.   Call the DCRRA at (845) 463-6020 or visit to pre-register and schedule an appointment.   

The next collection events will be held at the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA) at 96 Sand Dock Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie on October 3rd and November 7th.

Complete list of accepted materials:

Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s
2009 Household Waste Disposal Days

Materials that WILL be accepted:

Product containers marked with words: "Warning”, “Hazardous", "Flammable", "Poisonous", or  "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, 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, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, compact fluorescent lights and fluorescent tubes.

Electronic Equipment Collection:
Computer Monitors, Central Processing Units (CPU's), Modems, CRT's, Terminals, Laptops, Keyboards, Mouses, Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Typewriters, TV's, VCR's, DVD Players, CD Players, Tape Players, Radios, Stereo Equipment, Cables, Answering Machines, Telephones & Video Game Systems.

Bins will also be available at the DCRRA location only to dispose of junk mail, white paper, magazines, newspaper and commingled bottles & cans.  There is no fee charged and no registration needed for these bins.

Materials that will NOT be accepted:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, motor oil, car batteries, antifreeze, broken glass, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste/medicines, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.

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