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.
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.
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
Sanitation & Recycling Information
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.
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.
Department of Public Works Compound
26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Sanitation and Transfer Office
Bulk Service Program (May-September only)
For more information about sanitation collection, recycling rules, and Transfer Station guidelines, please call the appropriate phone number above.