New Recycle Container Loan Program! Portable recycling containers for use at community fairs, festivals, and other short-term events held in Dutchess County. To read the full program rules and details, click Here.
The next Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection event will be on Saturday, October 4th at the Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department. For more information, including what's accepted, click Here (.pdf).
Dutchess County Local Law No. 3 of 2014, Dutchess County Solid Waste Materials Management and Licensing Rules and Regulations
The Local Law outlines who must recycle (everyone), what must be recycled (a lot), who must provide recycling containers (haulers, multi-family and multi-tenant building owners), and who must have a Dutchess County Solid Waste Disposal License (all haulers working in Dutchess County).
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: email@example.com, or call: Lindsay Carille at (845) 486-3600.