Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

HYDE PARK – The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will be participating in an Earth Day event, “Drop Off at the Drive-In,” co-sponsored by the National Park Service and NYSDEC, at the Hyde Park Drive-In on Saturday, Apr. 22.

This is a one-time free event for community members to turn in a wide variety of household items for recycling and redistribution, as well as learn about maintaining a healthy planet and kids activities.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “We are committed to protecting our natural resources and preserving our environment today and for future generations. Each of us can make choices that improve our quality of life and protect our planet.  Recycling is an important part of sustainability, and Dutchess County has set the ambitious goal of recycling 60 percent of our waste by 2022. It’s a relatively simple step that, combined with others, will have a great impact on our environment and reaffirm our role as stewards of this fragile planet.”

More information about the event, including items that will be accepted for disposal, is available here.

Dutchess County Legislator Will Truitt said, “Recycling is a cause my colleagues in the Legislature and I actively support – not only on Earth Day, but each day. Through collaborations with community partners, and recycling events such as Saturday’s and those Dutchess County hosts, we can make a positive impact on the world in which we live.”

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