One of the most sought-after tickets in the Hudson Valley isn’t to a rock concert or movie premiere. It’s for something much less interesting, but missing out is unthinkable for many local owners.
Of course, we’re talking about the Hazardous Waste Disposal and Electronics Recycling event at the Dutchess County Public Works Department.
If you have an old TV, paint, or chemicals stored in your home, you know how important it is to be able to get rid of them. With only three limited opportunities per year, you’ll want to plan ahead to make sure you don’t miss a thing, or even worse, spend all day waiting in line at the dump.
The first event takes place on March 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but don’t expect to be able to just show up and throw your stuff away. Starting today, residents will need to register for one of 360 time slots to participate in the recycling event. Registration takes place online or by calling the county at (845) 463-6020. In addition to reserving your spot, you will also need to pay a $10 fee with your credit card. Money must be paid in advance and will not be collected at the event.
Even after securing your ticket, those visiting the event can expect extremely long wait times. Vehicles will line up well before the 8am departure time, so you might want to plan to get up earlier on March 28.
Although there are three events throughout the year, the spring cleaning recycling is expected to be particularly busy, with residents disposing of trash that has accumulated over the winter months.
To expedite your trip, it is suggested that participants ensure that the items they bring for disposal are listed chemicals and electronics. You can check the county’s website for a complete list of items that will be accepted.
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