The next Town Bulk Trash Day will be held for three hours on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Town Garage on South Center Street. You drop it off, Climate Smart volunteers will take care of the rest, making sure that it is recycled, repurposed for further use, or properly disposed of. You are charged a modest fee based on the quantity of discardables you leave, which helps the Town defray the costs of using the dumpsters. Cash only, please.
Electronic goods will again be collected. Beginning with the October 2020 Bulk Trash Day North East complies with New York’s electronic waste law by transporting these devices to Poughkeepsie for environmentally sound recycling. Old fridges, air conditioners, and other freon containing appliances will also be kept separate from other trash until a technician can remove the harmful refrigerant, and then they will be recycled with other metals. The fees collected cover the dumpster costs so the event could break about even, leaving two beneficiaries who were enormously grateful: The environment and less cluttered households throughout North East.
Accepted items will include metal, furniture, metal objects, lawn mowers, tools, appliances, carpeting, mattresses, broken stuff, beyond-repair stuff, great grandma’s chipped china, Dad’s boxes of National Geographics, your youthful collection of Coke cans from all over the world, which turns out to be worth $3.18 on eBay — all manner of once-prized possessions and junk.
Also accepted are electronics for recycling or safe disposal, including computers, cell phones, receivers, turntables, monitors, printers, fax machines, small lithium batteries, and sealed lead-acid batteries (nonautomotive).
NOT accepted are items you can safely dispose of in your household trash, such as latex paint cans (if the paint has dried or the can is empty), ordinary light bulbs (in a paper bag or box to confine breakage), dead alkaline household batteries, or empty aerosol cans.
NOT accepted are items that can be recycled elsewhere such as tires or automotive batteries (see accepting locations below).
Also NOT accepted is anything potential harmful to you or those around you such as mineral spirits, florescent light bulbs, pharmaceuticals . . . the list of dangerous materials we blithely live among is impressively long. Anything that is flammable, explosive, poisonous, corrosive, injurious, or lethal please take elsewhere for disposal, as detailed below. The Climate Smart volunteers do not want to have to turn you away!