Waste Disposal Options in Putnam County
Waste removal practices vary by town, so residents should contact their Town office for specific information. The town offices also have information about the times of operation and location of the e-waste containers.
County Recycling Services
Household Hazardous Waste
The County provides for the disposal of household hazardous waste by scheduling days these materials can be dropped off for safe removal. A list of materials accepted can be found by clicking on the link above. For information regarding the next event, call (845) 808-1390 x-43150
Many more manufacturers and retailers are beginning to take some responsibility for the disposal of products they create or sell. The concept is called “PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP,” and asks producers to consider the true cost of “disposable” products. Much of what we discard is still functional, and should not be considered “garbage.” Old electronic equipment can be refurbished or recycled, and its useful life extended. Not only does this reduce the waste we generate, it also reduces the demand for raw materials – the oil needed to make plastic components, the metals mined to produce wires and circuits, and the energy used to extract these materials. For a list of places accepting used electronics click on
There are also places to sell electronic items when you no longer need them. In addition to sites like Amazon, eBay and Craig’s List, there are other sites such as Second Rotation (gazelle.com), BuyMyBrokeniPod.com, CellForCash.com, CollectiveGood, and greenphone.com.
Electronics Collection Locations
The County has provided a container for the recycling of electronic items at no cost to all six towns. Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Philipstown, Putnam Valley, and Southeast all have e-waste containers. Call your Town Supervisor’s office to find out the hours of operation .
Click on the links below for more information on where to bring items to be recycled. Local businesses are doing their part to help.
More Recycling Options
Freecycle is a grass roots nonprofit organization whose “mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.” Donations of useful items are tax deductable, and there is no charge to those who can reuse them. Check out two nearby centers at
Are you a local business owner or manager who is helping to keep Putnam green by accepting items for recycling? Let us know and we’ll add your company name to our website. Call (845) 278-6130 ext. 43164.