Transfer Station

Hours of Operation

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

  Transfer Station Fee Schedule - 2014 (21.5 KiB, 768 hits)

Bulk Service Program

The Bulk Service Program runs from Monday, May 13, 2013 through Friday, May 17, 2013 and Monday, September 9, 2013 through Friday, September 13, 2013 during normal Transfer Station hours. This program is for City residents only, one time per City resident per year.

Drop Off: No tipping fee for bulk items, one time per City address per year, up to a four foot by eight foot pickup size load with no walls on side of truck. Construction debris, yard debris, propane tanks, recyclables and hazardous waste items are not allowed. You must have photo identification and a recent utility bill (cable, telephone, or Central Hudson) to prove you are a City resident. You must bring or accompany the bulk items yourself. Household hazardous waste items (air conditioner, refrigerator/freezer, etc.) are not part of the program. They can be dropped off, however, a separate fee will be charged.

Pick Up: THE SCHEDULE FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP WILL BE WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 ONLY. The fee for curbside service is $35.00 fee for up to five (5) bulk items (fee is waived for a senior resident of 65 years or older and disabled residents).


Items must be at curbside; we cannot remove them from your home.

To schedule a pick up, please call (845) 451-4111 or (845) 451-4050, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please leave your name, city address and a telephone number where we can contact you. You will receive a call back and will be informed when the scheduled pick up will occur. At time of pickup, you must provide photo identification and a current utility bill with city address listed. Also at the time of pickup, you must have the exact cash amount or check/money order made out to the City of Poughkeepsie. You will be given a receipt from the Sanitation staff member.

Construction debris, yard debris, propane tanks, recyclables, and household hazardous waste items (air conditions, refrigerator/freezer, etc.) are not part of the program. They can be collected as part of the five items; but, an additional separate fee will be charged.

  Bulk Service Program (206.6 KiB, 894 hits)

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.

Contact Information

DPW Compound Transfer Station
26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Sanitation and Transfer Office
(845) 451-4108

Violation Office
(845) 451-4107

Bulk Service Program (May-September Only)
(845) 451-4111 or (845) 451-4050

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