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, some exceptions do apply, please see bulk drop off guidelines. The program is available during regular Transfer Station hours of operation. The program runs twice a year, May and September, and curbside pick-up is available for a nominal fee.

2020 Bulk Drop-off Dates:

  • Monday, May 11, 2020 – Saturday, May 16, 2020.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 – Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Bulk drop-off guidelines:

  • Open to all City residents who pay the sanitation user fee.
  • No tipping fee for bulk items.
  • One 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 of $15.00 will be charged to dispose of hazardous household waste items such as: air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, appliances, anything which contains Freon.  Also, there is a $5.00 disposal fee for each tire.

Curbside pick-up guidelines:

  • Curbside pick-up fee is $35.00.
  • Fee is waived for disabled residents and residents 65 years and older.
  • Five bulk item maximum per address.

Please note:  Residents are ONLY allowed one bulk service per year!

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)
 $4.00 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.