Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling

PoughkeepsieThe Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency will hold the next Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, July 12th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Dutchess Intermodal Center, which is adjacent to Dutchess Stadium off of Route 9D in the Town of Fishkill.  A complete list of accepted material is included below.   Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee.  Call the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency at (845) 463-6020 or visit to pre-register and schedule an appointment.

These events provide residents an opportunity to responsibly dispose of hazardous materials such as pool chemicals, compact florescent bulbs, pesticides, old electronics and much more.  The events are held at various locations throughout the county enabling all residents to safely and conveniently dispose of potentially harmful materials.

There are four more collection events scheduled for 2014.   The events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  

Saturday, August 2nd               Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*

Saturday, September 6th         Cornell Cooperative Extension (Millbrook)

Saturday, October 4th              Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department

Saturday, November 1st          Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*

*Event will also feature safe medication disposal from 8am to 10am.

See below for a complete list of accepted HHW materials.

 Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s 2014 Household Waste Disposal Days

Materials that WILL be accepted:

 Product containers marked with words: "Warning”, “Hazardous", "Flammable", "Poisonous", or "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, 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, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, compact fluorescent lights and fluorescent tubes, and small non-Freon appliances (such as humidifiers, toasters, irons, and electric heaters.)

Electronic Equipment Collection

 Computer Monitors, Central Processing Units (CPU's), Modems, CRT's, Terminals, Laptops,

Keyboards, Mouses, Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Typewriters, TV's, VCR's,

DVD Players, CD Players, Tape Players, Radios, Stereo Equipment, Cables, Answering Machines, Telephones & Video Game Systems.

Bins will also be available at the DCRRA location only to dispose of junk mail, white paper, magazines, newspaper and commingled bottles & cans. There is no fee charged and no registration needed for these bins.

Materials that will NOT be accepted:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, motor oil, car batteries, antifreeze, broken glass, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste/medicines, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.




2014 New York Summer Reading Program

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Town of Amenia Annual Senior Chicken BBQ

                                        Annual Senior Chicken BBQ 

                             (age 55 and older)

                    August 9, 2014  -   11:30 a.m.

                            Wassaic Firehouse 

     Call Orpha Thomas for reservations by July 24th (Limit of 140 people) 

                         Call 845-877-0492  





Planning Board Agenda 6/5/14

Planning Board Meeting

Thursday June 5th, 2014

Town Board Room

7p.m (televised)


Amenia Drive In                      Amended site plan                       4957 Route 22

Silo Ridge                                SPO-Waiver/Reclamation Bond           Route 22 Amenia,NY


Other Matters:

Approval of minutes

Attendance Law

Planning Board Public Hearing - Lot Line Adjustment: Bonds

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing for a Lot Line Adjustment: Bonds Property.  The document can be viewed on our website here:



June 15 (Sun.)           7pm        Danbury @ Amenia

June 16 (Mon.)          7pm        Winsted @ Amenia

June 20 (Fri.)             7pm        Torrington @ Amenia

July 6 (Sun.)               7pm        Litchfield @ Amenia

July 7 (Mon.)              7pm        Watertown @ Amenia

July 13 (Sun.)             7pm        New Milford @ Amenia

July 14 (Mon.)            7pm        Torrington @ Amenia

July 20 (Sun.)             4pm/6pm   Waterbury @ Amenia(DH)

July 23 (Wed.)            6:30pm       Watertown @ Amenia

July 24 (Thur.)                     7pm                   Winsted @ Amenia