Recycling

Every year, American people throw away 208 million tons of municipal solid waste, which means that every day each person throws away an average of 4.3 pounds of garbage or trash! Daily, in Dutchess County about 600 tons of solid waste is generated. In order to keep our landfills from getting too full, everyone should be aware of the…

3R’s: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Reduce

Use Less of Everything…cut down on the use of plastics, carry a re-usable bottle instead of buying plastic water bottles, bring re-usable bags with you when you go shopping, etc...

Reuse

If you need to use something, re-use it again (plastic bags). Donate your old clothes to charity so others can use them. 

Recycling Resources

To learn more about recycling, including composting and household hazardous waste disposal, please visit the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA).

The New York State Solid Waste Management Act of 1988 requires all municipalities to have mandatory source separation (recycling) programs in place, and requires all County residents and businesses to separate certain items for recycling. Recycling has been mandatory in Dutchess County since 1990 under local law #4. For more information, visit the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management

Dc recycles!

What Can I Recycle?

Click here to find out what you can - and can't - recycle in Dutchess County!

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Food waste dumpster

Organics Recycling

To learn more about what to do with organic waste (food scraps, yard waste, etc...), including composting, click here!

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Recycle electronics

Hazardous & Electronic Waste

Find out how you can properly dispose of any household hazardous waste and/or electronics you may have.

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Recommunity

ReCommunity Recycling

Learn more about where your recycling is going in Dutchess County!

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Contact

Joyce Tomaselli
Community Horticulture Resource Educator
jdt225@cornell.edu
(845) 677-8223 x134

Last updated June 8, 2015