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Garbage and Recycling



Garbage pick up is every week on your neighborhood's designated trash day.
Recycling pickup is every other week on your neighborhood's designated trash day.
Pick up will be delayed by one day on national holidays.

For questions about garbage and recycling collection that are not covered here please contact the Highway Department at (845) 831-0932 or Royal Carting at (845) 896-6000.

Curbside Trash Pickup
The City of Beacon contracts with Royal Carting for curbside collection of garbage and recycling. Royal Carting supplies each residence with a standardized garbage can and recycle bin. If your household needs an additional garbage can or recycle bin please contact the Building Department at (845) 838-5020.

What can and can't be recycled? Find answers in the Recycling Guide.

Curbside Leaves and Brush Pick Up
Residents should call the Highway Department at (845) 831-0932 or (845) 838-5028 to be placed on a list for brush pick up. Brush can be no more than 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet in length. Brush should be placed near the curb and piled all one way. No bulk items allowed at curbside for pick up.

Leaves are collected by the Highway Department curbside in the spring during the month of April and in the fall from the first week of November until the first snowfall.  Please place leaves in paper leaf collection bags onlyand place on the curb for pick up.


Bags can be taken to the Transfer Station Free of Charge

Any leaves with dirt, rocks, garbage, or branches mixed in will not be picked up!

Any questions call 831-0932
(Monday – Friday 7 am to 3 pm)

Transfer Station Information
95 Dennings Ave
(845) 831-4390

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday — 7:30am to 2:30pm (Closed on holidays.)
The Transfer Station provides residents with a drop-off facility for garbage, recyclables and yard waste. Grass clippings may be dumped at no charge. Furniture, appliances, construction/demolition debris, tires, car batteries, and metal may be dumped for a minimal fee. City property owners can pay by check at the Transfer Station. Coupons are available at City Hall for residents who live, but do not own property in the City. City property owners are also eligible for the annual Free Dump Program.

Items accepted at the Transfer Station include:

    * Household furnishings
    * Applicances (Freon and non-freon)
    * Construction and demolition debris
    * Newsprint, office paper, junk mail, magazines, catalogs
    * Corrugated cardboard; paperboard (e.g. cereal boxes)
    * Tires
    * Car Batteries
    * Yard waste
    * Scrap metal
    * Wood waste
    * Recyclables

Items NOT accepted at the Transfer Station:

    * Pesticides
    * Explosives
    * Household hazardous waste
    * New or used motor oil


The City of Beacon now has an electronic waste collection container available at the transfer station at no charge for City residents. BRING: Computers, servers, monitors, printers, keyboards, VCRs, cell phones, wires, power supplies, fax machines, radios, modems, telephones, TVs, copiers, scanners, DVD players, stereo equipment…nearly anything with a plug! Please don't bring air conditioners, refrigerators, or smoke detectors - those can be recycled at Best Buy and other big box stores.


For disposal of household hazardous waste (this includes button and rechargeable batteries, CFL light bulbs, cellphones and computer equipment) please contact the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA) at (845) 463-6020.


Contact Information

Royal Carting (contractor)
(845) 896-6000

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