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Division of Solid Waste Management
27 High Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-3600   Fax (845) 486-3610
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Lindsay Carille, Deputy Commissioner



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Division of Solid Waste Management 2013 Annual Summary

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale April 26th at the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston

Dutchess County Recycles Sign  This sign can be displayed above or near recycle bins to show what can be placed in them.

The 2014 Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling events schedule is now available. Click HERE for more information.

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Solid waste is any discarded material. The Division of Solid Waste Management of the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development is responsible for the formulation and implementation of programs for the collection and disposal of solid waste generated within the County.  The Division is also charged with regularly reporting to the County Executive with any appropriate recommendations regarding integration of both public and private facilities for accepting, hauling, processing and disposing of solid waste.

The County Legislature has adopted a series of local laws making provisions to manage solid waste and recycled materials.   These laws empower the County to promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the adopted laws including the licensing of waste haulers and collectors.  If you are going to hire a hauler for collection or dumpster services, please use a Dutchess County licensed hauler.

There are three main solid waste management goals for the County:

  • Reducing the amount of waste that is generated within the County;
  • Increasing the amount of waste that is recycled and reused;
  • Converting the remaining waste to electricity through waste-to-energy disposal; minimizing the use of landfill disposal.

 

We are interested in activities in the County concerning recycling, waste reduction and composting efforts. If you have a planned activity, or event, we would like to hear about it! Contact us at: solidwastemgmt@dutchessny.gov, or call: Lindsay Carille at (845) 486-3600.


 

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