Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronic Recycling; Medical Disposal Also Available Aug. 1st


The Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronic Recycling Day will take place Saturday, August 1st from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 96 Sand Dock Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.   Pre-registration is required for this event and there is a $15.00 registration fee. To pre-register, please call (845) 463-6020 or visit

An opportunity to dispose of unwanted or expired medications will also be available at this event between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. There is no fee or pre-registration required.

Materials that WILL be accepted:
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, 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, CPU’s, fax machines, printers, TV’s, stereos, telephones and cell phones, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, fluorescent bulbs & tubes.

Materials that will NOT be accepted:
Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, motor oil, car batteries and antifreeze.

Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronic Recycling Events 2013

This is the time of year when we go out with the old, in with the new.  While doing so, it’s important to be mindful of the waste we dispose.

From now until November 2nd the  The Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA) will hold Household Hazardous Materials Disposal and Electronics Recycling events.  Dutchess County Director of Solid Waste Management Lindsay Carille stated, “These events are a great way to get rid of all the materials you have been holding on to because you know they should not be thrown into your garbage bin. Now is the time to take an hour and safely dispose or recycle our unwanted hazardous and harmful materials while doing our spring cleaning.”

Amongst the popular items usually discarded are small electronics and compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.  Please be advised fluorescent lighting contains small amounts of mercury and other potentially toxic heavy metals, and should never be thrown in the garbage.   The HHW events offer residents a safe and easy way to dispose of these bulbs.

Below is a schedule of the remaining function dates:

Saturday, July 13nd                  Dutchess Stadium (Fishkill)
Saturday, August 3rd                Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*           

Saturday, September 7th         Cornell Cooperative Extension (Millbrook)                        

Saturday, October 5th              Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department                                 

Saturday, November 2nd         Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*

*Event will also feature safe medication disposal from 8am to 10am.

Residents have the opportunity to safely dispose of unused or expired medications at the HHWDD events hosted at the DCRRA location from 8am to 10am.  Any prescription or over-the-counter pills, ointments, lotions and liquids can be brought for safe disposal.   Liquid medications should be in its original packaging and inside sealable plastic bags.  Pet medications are welcome as well. Special staffing will be present to mark out any personal identification from all medicine containers.  The entire container along with its medication will be placed into a sealed waste receptacle.   There is no fee for medication disposal, but pre-registration is required.

*Pre-registration is a $5 fee.  Call the DCRRA at (845) 463-6020 or visit to pre-register and schedule an appointment.