The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will be holding an event to allow residents to dispose of hazardous household waste and electronics.

The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event will take place on Saturday, March 30th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, located at 626 Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

The event is first come, first serve and residents should expect wait times. Hazardous waste containers larger than 10 gallons will not be accepted. Registration is limited to the first 360 households; pre-registration is required for this event, and there is a $10 registration fee.

Residents can register online, or by calling (845) 463-6020.

Dutchess County Executive, Marc Molinaro said:

Rethinking Waste, Dutchess County’s 10-year solid waste management plan, outlines our goals of increasing recycling efforts, creating a more sustainable waste system and reducing our impact on the environment. Our Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling events help us achieve our goals by giving Dutchess County a safe way to dispose unused chemicals and fertilizers, other hazardous household items, and unwanted electronic equipment. I encourage residents to take part in these popular collection events and help the County reach its goals

Acceptable items include: televisions, computer monitors, telephones, pesticides, pool chemicals and more.

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