Effective April 1, 2017 the Agency will no longer provide
recycling containers. Please continue to recycle with your waste
disposal company or with your local transfer station.
Dutchess County 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and
Electronics Recycling Events Coming Soon!
If you would like to be notified by email when registration is
open for the June 24th event, please sign up with
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|The Dutchess County Resource
Recovery Agency (RRA) is a public benefit agency that was established by
the New York State Legislature in 1982 to oversee the construction,
financing and operation of the Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), which
opened in 1989. The RRF is a waste-to-energy facility that combusts most
of the garbage that is collected in Dutchess County and is operated by
Wheelabrator Dutchess County LLC. The RRF has a capacity of processing
164,000 tons of post-recycled waste per year and has a turbine that
converts energy from the waste, which is then sold to Central Hudson Gas
& Electric. The facility can turn 450 tons of waste into 9.3 megawatts
(MW) of renewable power every day, enough to power over 9,000 homes. The
facility also recovers 10 to 14 million pounds of ferrous metals from
the waste for recycling each year.
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