Take a Virtual Tour of the ReCommunity Beacon single stream recycling facility. The tour takes you on a journey through the entire virtual Materials Recovery Facility.
Greenway Guide on Recycling and Waste Collection site specifics.
For information on what is recyclable in Dutchess County: Recycling Guidelines (.pdf). When printed double-sided, landscape orientation and folded in thirds, it can be used as a tri-fold brochure.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: Lindsay Carille at (845) 486-3600.