Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Event

The March 28 event is now cancelled.

The next two events will be June 20th and September 19th. Registration for the June 20th event will open May 20th.

  • Registration and pre-payment for this HHW event is mandatory.
  • We must receive your $10.00 registration fee no later than the Wednesday prior to Saturday’s event.
  • No monies will be accepted at the collection site.
  • Please be prepared for wait times!
  • Registration limited to the first 360 households
  • Open to Dutchess County Residents Only
  • Download the March 28 event flyer (.pdf)

Events are held at: 

Dutchess County Department of Public Works
626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY
(access off of Route 44 to Burnett Boulevard)

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Help Us Prepare for New York State Compost Awareness Week

As we prepare to celebrate New York State Compost Awareness Week in conjunction with International Compost Awareness WeekMay 3 – 9, 2020, we’re interested in hearing from you!

Email organicrecycling@dec.ny.gov with any compost related events (composting workshops, volunteer opportunities, etc.) happening in your community throughout April and May.

Leading up to Compost Awareness Week, we will be sharing these events, social media and resources relaying the importance of compost to soil health.

9th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

WHEN:
May 2, 2020 (Postponed. Contact sweep@riverkeeper.org for further info)
WHERE IN DUTCHESS COUNTY:
Beacon: Denning’s Point Cleanup
Beacon: Riverfront Park Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Waryas Park Shoreline Cleanup
Poughkeepsie: Kaal Rock Park Cleanup
Staatsburg: Mills Historic Site Cleanup
Tivoli: Cleanup of the Hudson River at Tivoli Landing
Wappingers Falls: Lower Wappinger Creek Cleanup by Kayak/Canoe and Land

Join us for the 9th annual Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries! Over the last 8 years, we have had 737 projects along hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks. More than 14,000 volunteers have removed 259 tons of debris, planted 2,372  trees and native grasses, and removed tons of invasive species.

Sweep 2020Riverkeeper organiza todos los años una jornada dedicada a la limpieza del río Hudson y sus tributarios. Riverkeeper Sweep se realizará el 2 de mayo. Leér mas en La Voz: A cuidar nuestro río.

A full list of 2020 Sweep sites will be posted here on April 1, 2020. To get a sense of where sites have been in the past, check out the list from 2019.

Ways to get involved:
Organize a project: Is there a park or shoreline in your community in need of a cleanup? Submit the Sweep Leader Interest Form and we will reach out with more information about organizing your own project for Saturday, May 2.

Volunteer: Interested in pitching in? Submit the Volunteer Interest Form to receive updates about volunteering on Sweep day.

Sponsor Sweep: Do you own a business interested in helping restore the Hudson River? Email Elizabeth Allee at eallee@riverkeeper.org for more information about sponsoring the 2020 Riverkeeper Sweep.

It takes hundreds of local volunteers to make Sweep happen in their communities. If there is a local park or stretch of shoreline not listed, e-mail sweep@riverkeeper.org to learn about how you can organize a project. Click here to visit our page with resources for Sweep leaders, which will be updated in the coming months.