Recycling & Sanitation

This section of DPW keeps the city clean by providing twice weekly residential curb-side collections, once a week recycling collection and seasonal yard debris collection. It is also responsible for street sweeping and the enforcement of sanitation ordinances. In addition, it operates the City of Poughkeepsie Transfer Station, Bulk Service Program, and Composting Facility.  The Composting Facility provides free compost to city residents.

Recycling Goals

Help the City of Poughkeepsie do its share in caring for the environment….Recycle. Our goal is to recycle 1,400 tons by Dec. 31, 2013. Let’s work together to achieve this goal.

Recycling Stats


Jan-Dec Table

December 2013

Solid Waste Collection Fees

  • Single Family Residence:  $76.50/quarter
  • Two Family Residence:  $153.00/quarter
  • Three Family Residence:  $229.50/quarter
  • Mixed Use:  $132.00/quarter
  • 4 Yard Dumpster:  $510.00/quarter
  • 6 Yard Dumpster:  $720.00/quarter
  • 8 Yard Dumpster:  $960.00/quarter
  • Enhanced (Senior) Star Exemption:  $25.00/quarter

10% Late Fee after Due Date

Holiday Sanitation Schedule

  2015 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 1,108 hits)

Sanitation & Recycling Information

  Sanitation & Recycling Collection Brochure - Northside (390.2 KiB, 630 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Collection Brochure - Southside (390.3 KiB, 651 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (66.3 KiB, 516 hits)

Electronics Recycling

Electronics can be dropped off for recycling at the Transfer Station during normal hours of operation. There is a $4 charge for each monitor, TV, or LCD screen.

Transfer Station – Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 1:45pm
  • Saturday: 6:00am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed all City Holidays

The Transfer Station only accepts cash or checks. Debit and credit cards are not accepted at this time.

Disposing of Hazardous Household Waste

Dutchess County 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.

Good management 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 electronic waste.

Yard Debris

Curbside pickup of yard debris and leaves occurs every Wednesday, from
April through November. Yard debris included small branches no thicker than two
inches in diameter and cut into three-foot sections. As with refuse, place at curbside no
earlier than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. If July 4th holiday falls on a Wednesday, there will
be no pickup of yard debris that week. You have three choices on how to put material
out for pickup: (1) Place it in a biodegradable paper bag – DO NOT USE PLASTIC; or,
(2) Place a clean (no trash material in it) garbage can; or, (3) If it is just brush and
branches, tie and bundle it. All of the listed methods require that the material be no
longer than three feet so it will fit in the City truck.

Yard Debris Rules

Office  Location

Department of Public Works Compound
26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Info

Sanitation and Transfer Office
(845) 451-4108

Violation Office
(845) 451-4107

Bulk Service Program (May-September only)
(845) 451-4050

For more information about sanitation collection, recycling rules, and Transfer Station guidelines, please  call the appropriate phone number above.

Public Works Downloads

  Amended Ordinances (85.2 KiB, 1,783 hits)

  Excavation Permit (Right of Way) (368.3 KiB, 402 hits)

  Recycling FAQ (278.4 KiB, 995 hits)

  Snow Emergency Route Map (200.8 KiB, 4,511 hits)

  Transfer Station Fee Schedule - 2014 (37.9 KiB, 3,440 hits)

  Dumpster Permit (884.0 KiB, 820 hits)

  Updated Sanitation Ordinance (42.7 KiB, 2,457 hits)

  Street & Sidewalk Closure Permit (1.0 MiB, 653 hits)

  Street Sweeper Route Map (584.3 KiB, 1,255 hits)

  Healthy Lawn Tips (203.2 KiB, 1,991 hits)

  Sanitation Collection Schedule - Street List (260.4 KiB, 2,394 hits)

  Fall Leaf Collection Notice - 2015 (10.1 KiB, 317 hits)

  2015 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 1,108 hits)

  Cigarette Butts Litter Brochure (183.4 KiB, 1,446 hits)

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan (1.3 MiB, 2,990 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Collection Brochure - Northside (390.2 KiB, 630 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Collection Brochure - Southside (390.3 KiB, 651 hits)

  Recycling Poster - Guide to Single Bin Recycling (119.5 KiB, 670 hits)

  Poughkeepsie Guide to Single Stream Recycling (1.6 MiB, 597 hits)

  Graffiti Removal Request Form (59.6 KiB, 602 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (66.3 KiB, 516 hits)

  Precautionary Boil Water Notice for Common at Cedar Complex (11.3 KiB, 1,630 hits)

  Boil Water Advisory Lifted - Commons at Cedar Complex (8.9 KiB, 1,642 hits)