Upcoming Events

On July 4, 2014, at 11:00 Willa Skinner will read the Declaration of Independence from the steps of Van Wyck Hall, Main Street, Fishkill; continuing the Village of Fishkill's 114 year old tradition and in celebration of Ms. Skinner's 50 years of service as Town of Fishkill Historian.

In the Spring of 2014, Willa was named recipient of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Local Government Historian Professional Achievement Award at the annual conference of the Association of Public Historians of New York State.

In commemoration of Ms. Skinner’s 50th year serving as Town of Fishkill Historian, she was honored by the Dutchess County Legislature, on June 9, 2014.

Appointed as Town of Fishkill Historian in 1964, Willa is one of the founding members of the Fishkill Historical Society and an active member of the Dutchess County Historical Society. She holds a journalism degree from New York University and is the author of Signal Fires in the Highlands, a Town of Fishkill history, and Remembering Fishkill, a collection of historical vignettes. She has conducted classes on local history for area schools and retired her column “Wandering”, with the Southern Dutchess News and the Beacon Free Press after more than forty-five years. Willa grew up in New York City, but has lived in Fishkill long enough to remember when Route 9 was a two lane road!

The Town and Village of Fishkill NY, Fishkill Historical Society, Dutchess County Historical Society, National Society of the DAR, Dutchess County Legislature and the Assembly, Senate and the Governor of the State of New York celebrate Willa E. Skinner's 50 years of service.


Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on 
Saturday, July 12th in Fishkill next to Dutchess Stadium

PoughkeepsieThe Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency will hold the next Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, July 12th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Dutchess Intermodal Center, which is adjacent to Dutchess Stadium off of Route 9D in the Town of Fishkill.  A complete list of accepted material is included below.   Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee.  Call the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency at (845) 463-6020 or visit http://www.dcrra.org/ to pre-register and schedule an appointment.

These events provide residents an opportunity to responsibly dispose of hazardous materials such as pool chemicals, compact florescent bulbs, pesticides, old electronics and much more.  The events are held at various locations throughout the county enabling all residents to safely and conveniently dispose of potentially harmful materials.

There are four more collection events scheduled for 2014.   The events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  

Saturday, August 2nd               Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*
Saturday, September 6th         Cornell Cooperative Extension (Millbrook)
Saturday, October 4th              Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department
Saturday, November 1st          Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*

*Event will also feature safe medication disposal from 8am to 10am.

See below for a complete list of accepted HHW materials.

Materials that WILL be accepted:

Product containers marked with words: "Warning”, “Hazardous", "Flammable", "Poisonous", or "Corrosive"

Photo chemicals, non latex driveway sealer, pool chemicals, creosote, kerosene, flammable liquids, metal polish, turpentine, stains, varnishes, strippers, thinners, gasoline/oil mixture, brake fluid, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, adhesives, resins, solvents, oil & lead based paints (no latex!), mercury containing devices, button cell batteries for watches & hearing aids, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, compact fluorescent lights and fluorescent tubes, and small non-Freon appliances (such as humidifiers, toasters, irons, and electric heaters.)

Electronic Equipment Collection

Computer Monitors, Central Processing Units (CPU's), Modems, CRT's, Terminals, Laptops, Keyboards, Mouses, Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Typewriters, TV's, VCR's, DVD Players, CD Players, Tape Players, Radios, Stereo Equipment, Cables, Answering Machines, Telephones & Video Game Systems.

Bins will also be available at the DCRRA location only to dispose of junk mail, white paper, magazines, newspaper and commingled bottles & cans. There is no fee charged and no registration needed for these bins.

Materials that will NOT be accepted:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, motor oil, car batteries, antifreeze, broken glass, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste/medicines, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.