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Highway Department Notice 2020.03.16

Message from Highway Superintendent, Heather Emerich


The time has come…….the beginning of Spring cleanup 🙂   The crews will be out cleaning up shoulders from the snowplows and sweeping throughout the center of Town.  Our contractor will be coming in (weather permitting) Tuesday, April 7th and Wednesday, April 8th to collect the sweepings from the edges of the town owned roads throughout the center of Town only.  Now is this time for residents located throughout the center of Town to rake road materials left over, SAND ONLY(no grass clippings, brush or leaves) from their sections of lawn located at the road edge onto the edges of the pavement in a shallow layer so that the sweeper may remove them.  Please DO NOT rake any materials to the road edge after April 1st.  Although our efforts will be primarily focused in the center of Town, we have not forgotten about our more rural residents.  We will be there just as soon as this phase of cleanup has been completed.
Please keep a watchful eye out for the crew and give them the space they need to safely complete these tasks.  Please remember when approaching a work zone to slow down and be aware.  Thank you!
If you have any questions about your road being part of the specified area, please call my office at (518)398-6662



Fourth Annual Dutchess County Clean-out for Hazardous materials

The collection event to facilitate disposal of hazardous materials for Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG) is being held on Friday, June 21, 2019.  If you meet the requirements of a CESQG you can get rid of hazardous chemicals, oil based paint, pesticides, mercury, fluorescent bulbs, and more, in a cost effective and environmentally sound manner.  By taking part in this event you can save on disposal costs as you can bring your own materials and do not have to pay a hazardous waste company to go to your location using their permitted hazardous waste vehicle.  Also, due to the economies of scale because of the number of generators participating in the event, this is the most cost effective way to dispose of hazardous materials.

Who are considered small quantity generators?
-Non-residential generators that generate less than 220 lbs or approximately 26 gallons of non-acute hazardous waste per month, and
-Generate no more than 2.2 lbs. of acute hazardous waste per month.

Collection will be held at 96 Sand Dock Rd. Pougkeepsie, NY.


Pick up a copy of the registration form at Pine Plains Town Hall.

Collection Date:  Friday, June 21, 2019

Registration Deadline:  June 3, 20149

You will have quotes and appointment time by:  June 14, 2019

For more information call DC Dept. of Planning and Development at (845) 463-6020