News For Dutchess County Residents!
Now you can dispose of your
Unused or Expired
Dutchess County residents have the
opportunity to discard their unused and/or expired medications at the Resource
Recovery Agency Facility in Poughkeepsie. Unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can end
up in the hands of children or leach into our drinking water if discarded
improperly. Bring any prescription or over-the-counter pills, ointments,
lotions and liquids for disposal. Liquid medications should be in their
original packaging and inside sealable plastic bags. Pet medications are
welcome as well. Special staffing will be present to mark out any personal
identification from all medicine containers. The entire container along with
its medicine will be placed into a sealed waste receptacle. Law enforcement
will be on site to control the collection of these medications as well as to
witness the best means of permanent disposal of medications at the
Energy-From-Waste Facility in Poughkeepsie. There is no charge for this service
but registration for a time slot is required. Please call 845-463-6020 and
register for the MEDS DISPOSAL COLLECTION DAY EVENT. Check the
Collection Days Calendar for the date of your choice.
Help Protect your Family & The
Use Proper Disposal
Resource Recovery Agency is a public benefit corporation created by the New York
State Legislature for the purpose of providing solid waste management services
for Dutchess County.
of our solid waste (garbage & recyclables) affects every person in our
County. DCRRA oversees a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for our
recyclables and a Waste-to-Energy Power Plant for our garbage. The Agency
sponsors annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days for toxic and
educate and advise Dutchess residents and businesses on the best, most cost
effective strategies to keep our homes and beautiful County clean and pristine.
For more information, call
the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency at (845) 463-6020 or email us: