Refuse, Recycling and Yard-Waste

Yard-waste
The Town of Fishkill Brush Drop Off Area is located off of NYS Route 52 on Geering Way behind the Highway Garage.  It is for the purpose of brush only.  NO limbs larger than 4 inches in diameter, N0 commercial dumping and NO building material dumping allowed.  The Brush Drop Off Area is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and proof of residency is required.  For more information please contact the Town of Fishkill Highway Department at (845) 896-6013. 

Burning Permits
Open burning in the Town of Fishkill is no longer permitted.   This is not a Town law but a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation law. This law does not apply to:  barbeque grills, small cooking & camp fires, ceremonial or celebratory bonfires, disposal of a flag or religious article, and fire training exercises. The new regulation is available at www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519html(link is external) on the DEC website.

Battery Disposal
Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, located at 41 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, accepts all kinds of batteries. For more information contact the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency at (845) 463-6020.

Recycling
Since 1991 all Dutchess County residents have been required to keep certain items separated from their trash for recycling. The following items should be separated from trash for recycling: glass bottles and jars, tin cans, aluminum foil products, plastic bottles, newspapers and corrugated cardboard. For more information contact Royal Carting at (845) 896-6000.