Transfer Station

Bulk Service Program

The Bulk Service Program is an opportunity for City residents who pay the sanitation user fee to drop off household bulk items at the Transfer Station at no cost. The program is available during regular Transfer Station hours of operation. The program runs twice a year, May and September. Curbside pick-up of bulk items is also available for a nominal fee.

2018 Bulk Drop-off Dates:

  • Monday, May 14th 2018 – Saturday, May 19th 2018
  • Monday, September 10th 2018 – Saturday, September 15th 2018

Bulk drop-off guidelines:

  • Open to all City residents who pay the sanitation user fee.
  • No tipping fee for bulk items
  • 1 pick-up truck load per City address (4’x8’ truck bed with no sidewalls)
  • Photo ID and proof of residency required (utility bill, cable bill or telephone bill)
  • Resident must accompany the bulk
  • Prohibited items: Construction debris, yard debris, propane tanks, recyclables and hazardous waste. A fee will be charged to dispose of hazardous household waste items such as: air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, appliances etc.

Curbside pick-up guidelines:

  • By appointment only. Please call the Transfer Station to schedule – (845) 451-4111
  • Curbside pick-up fee $35.00
  • Fee is waived for disabled residents and residents 65 years and older
  • 5 bulk item maximum per address

Curbside pick-up is scheduled by appointment only. For additional information or to schedule a curbside pick-up, please call (845) 451-4111

Transfer Station Fee Schedule

City Residents Paying User Fee Non-City Residents/Non-User Fee
Household Garbage Free
(2) 30 gal. bags or (1) 55 gal. bag/week

Additional Bags: $5.00/bag

  $5.00 per bag
Household Bulk Items
(furniture, mattresses, carpet, etc.)
 $2.00 per 20 pounds  $2.00 per 20 pounds
Bulk Metal Items  Free
Appliances with freon:  $15.00
Appliances with freon:  $15.00
(paper, metal, aluminum cans, cardboard, glass bottles, jars, plastics #1-7, magazines, cartons & aseptics)  
car-load only (no trucks)
 $3.00 per car-load
$5.00 per pick-up truck
Vehicle Tires 14″ & under – $10.00
15″-17″ – $15.00
18″-23″- $30.00
23″ & larger – $35.00
14″ & under – $10.00
15″-17″ – $15.00
18″-23″- $30.00
23″ & larger – $35.00
Construction Debris 
(siding, paneling, windows, doors, kitchen cabinets, wallboard, commodes, fencing, etc.)
$2.00 per 20 pounds $2.00 per 20 pounds
Electronics   Free  Not Accepted

Free Clothing & Shoe Recycling

The City of Poughkeepsie Transfer Station 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.

Electronics Recycling

No fees for City residents paying a user fee for sanitation collection. The Transfer Station does not accept electronic recycling from non-city residents or City residents not paying a user fee.

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.