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.
Electronics can be dropped off for recycling free of charge at the Transfer Station during normal hours of operation.
Free Clothing & Shoe Recycling
The City of Poughkeepsie Transfer Station now offers free clothing and shoes recycling. The recycling containers are located at the Transfer Station office. Items can be dropped off during normal business hours. Please make sure that clothing and shoes are in a disposal bag before placing them in the container. Thank you for your participation.
Bulk Service Program
The Bulk Service Program runs from Monday, May 11th, 2015 through Saturday, May 16th, 2015 and Monday, September 14th, 2015 through Saturday, September 19th, 2015 during normal Transfer Station hours. This program is reserved for City of Poughkeepsie residents only, one time per City resident per year. Properties classified as “411” are not eligible for this program.
Bulk 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.
Bulk Pick Up: THE SCHEDULE FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP WILL BE WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th, 2015 AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 2015 ONLY. The fee for curbside service is $35.00 fee for up to five (5) bulk items (the fee is waived for disabled residents and senior residents, 65 years or older).
YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE TO SCHEDULE A PICK UP DATE AND TIME. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE ITEMS OUT UNTIL YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO DO SO. 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, 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, household hazardous waste items (air conditions, refrigerator/freezer, etc.) and electronic items are not part of the pick-up service. They can be collected as part of the five items; but, additional fees will be charged.
Transfer Station Information
26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
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.
DPW Compound Transfer Station
26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Sanitation and Transfer Office
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.