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

Sanitation & Recycling Information

  Sanitation & Recycling Collection Brochure - Northside

  Sanitation & Recycling Collection Brochure - Southside

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders

Electronics Recycling

Electronics can be dropped off for recycling free of charge  at the Transfer Station during normal hours of operation.

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

  Excavation Permit (Right of Way)

  Recycling FAQ

  Snow Emergency Route Map

  Transfer Station Fee Schedule - 2014

  Dumpster Permit

  Updated Sanitation Ordinance

  Street & Sidewalk Closure Permit

  Street Sweeper Route Map

  Healthy Lawn Tips

  Sanitation Collection Schedule - Street List

  Fall Leaf Collection Notice - 2015

  2015 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule

  Cigarette Butts Litter Brochure

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan

  Sanitation & Recycling Collection Brochure - Northside

  Sanitation & Recycling Collection Brochure - Southside

  Recycling Poster - Guide to Single Bin Recycling

  Poughkeepsie Guide to Single Stream Recycling

  Graffiti Removal Request Form

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders

  Precautionary Boil Water Notice for Common at Cedar Complex

  Boil Water Advisory Lifted - Commons at Cedar Complex