Solid Waste and Recycling

Solid Waste and Recycling

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The Recycling Center is open:

  • Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Construction/Demolition debris scale closes 15 minutes before the recycling center closes.
  • Checks only

Talking Trash Brochure

Can I Recycle This?  Know When It's a No!


Mixed Paper/Cardboard Paper bags, catalogs, junk mail, magazines, phone books, paper egg cartons, newspapers, paperboard, office paper, computer paper, envelopes, carbonless paper, paperback books (hardcover books accepted but covers must be torn off & put in regular trash).

All plastic bottles and other plastic items labeled #1 through #7 at the bottom are now accepted. No plastics larger than a milk jug will be allowed unless broken down.

No plastic bags or Styrofoam.

Glass, glassware, ceramics, plates, pottery, food, beverage containers and porcelain.

No auto/safety/tempered glass, windows, plate glass or fish tanks will be accepted.

Waste Oil Fluids, Oil Filters, used motor oil, kerosene, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, diesel fuel, heating oil or oil filters. Oil tanks must be emptied and cut in half.

As of March 1, 2010, no resident will be allowed to dump their own oil. All waste oil must be in clear one gallon containers. All waste oil containers must have the resident’s name, address and phone number written on each container. All one gallon clear waste oil containers must be inspected by recycling personnel before being left for disposal.

Light Iron Scrap metal, washers, dryers, ovens, grills, dishwashers, large metal items.  Tops must be removed from 55 gallon drums.

Yard Waste Leaves, grass, brush.

Batteries: Automobile, boat, motorcycle, lawn tractor, lithium, NiCad and rechargeable.

Tin cans, steel cans, aluminum cans, clean foil products, empty aerosol cans & air-dried empty paint cans.


Effective July 1, 2012 construction/demolition debris changes are as follow:

  • Resident charges: $.10 per lb.
  • Contractor charges: $.15 per lb.

There is a minimum charge of $5/per load for residents.

There is a minimum charge of $25/per load for contractors.

Residents and contractors will be required to pay on a per load basis. Running a tab and paying after your final load will not be allowed.

All sheet rock, insulation, wooden storm windows, shingles, carpeting, vinyl siding & flooring, plastic or Formica counter tops, horsehair plaster, painted/vinyl fencing, PVC/plastic pipe, pressure treated wood, rugs, tubs, toilets, sinks, wood and masonry debris. Only CLEAR trash bags with construction & demo debris will be accepted in the bin (black trash bags will no longer be accepted). The construction & demo debris bin is available year round.

Construction/Demolition debris scale closes 15 minutes before the recycling center closes.


  • Monitors $10.00*
  • Printers $5.00*
  • Scanners $5.00*
  • Laptops $5.00*
  • Mouse Free
  • CPUs Free
  • Keyboards Free
  • Table Top Copiers $5.00*
  • Rolling full size copier $20.00
  • Fax Machines $5.00

Televisions must be brought to the Recycling Center. The cost of disposal is $10.00 for TV's up to and including 36" and $20.00 for TV's over 36".

Freon items: Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers.  $20.00 Charge to dispose of.

Gas tanks must be emptied and have a hole punctured in the side of them.


  • Antifreeze
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Mercury devices (thermometers & thermostats)
  • Tires/inner tubes
  • Propane tanks ($5.00 for 20lbs. $10.00 for 30lbs. $20.00 for >30lbs.)
  • Cell phones
  • Fluorescent and CFL bulbs

NOTE : Curbside recycling will not collect plastic bottles or metal/tin items that are placed curbside in plastic or paper bags. You must use an 18 gallon or less container. Paper must be either bundled or put in a paper bag. Cardboard boxes must be broken down, bundled and placed next to the recycling bin.

For further information please call (603)516-6073.


Recycling bins can be purchased for $8.00 per bin. They are available at the Recycling Center, the City Clerk's Office or at Community Services.

Microwaves are no longer considered bulky items (effective 7/1/09). Microwaves must be brought to the Recycling Center at 265 Mast Road. There is a $10.00 disposal fee per microwave.

Please remember that your trash/recycling must be placed CURBSIDE to be picked up.