A one-time free event for members of the community to turn in a variety of household items is happening this weekend. 

The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will be participating in a Earth Day event "Drop Off at the Drive-In" at the Hyde Park Drive-In on Saturday April 22nd. The event is co-sponsored by the The National Park Service, and NYSDEC.

This is a one-time free event, that allows members of the community to turn in a variety of household items for recycling and redistribution. Community members will also learn about maintaining a healthy planet. There will also be activities for the kids.

So if you have an old computer or camera, perhaps a radio or fax machine, you can recycle those items at this event. A full list of all the acceptable and non-acceptable items for recycling or redistribution can be found: Here

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said:

We are committed to protecting our natural resources and preserving our environment today and for future generations. Each of us can make choices that improve our quality of life and protect our planet.  Recycling is an important part of sustainability, and Dutchess County has set the ambitious goal of recycling 60 percent of our waste by 2022. It’s a relatively simple step that, combined with others, will have a great impact on our environment and reaffirm our role as stewards of this fragile planet

Help preserve our planet by participating in this Earth Day event.