Do you have those items around your house, that you just can’t throw away in the garage? The ones that need to be disposed of correctly. The Dutchess County Department of Public Works will once again hold a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event. The event is Saturday, October 27 from 8am to 12:30pm at their facility on Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

What items can you dispose of?

Product Containers Marked: “Warning,” “Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive.” Photo chemicals, non-latex driveway sealer, pool chemicals, creosote, kerosene, flammable liquids, metal polish, turpentine, stains, varnishes, strippers, thinners, gasoline/oil mixture, brake fluid, antifreeze, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, adhesives, resins, solvents, oil & lead based paints (no latex), mercury containing devices, button cell batteries for watches & hearing aids, computer monitors, CPUs, fax machines, printers, TVs, stereos, telephones, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, fluorescent tubes. Also, no hazardous waste containers larger than 10 gallons.

What items can’t you dispose of?

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, motor oil, car batteries, alkaline or rechargeable batteries.

The recycling event is open only to Dutchess County residents and pre-registration is required. There is a $10 fee. The event is so popular it’s first come, first-served and residents should expect long wait times. Registration for the event can happen online at their website.

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