Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) come from everyday products used in the home, yard, or garden. By definition, they are corrosive, flammable, toxic, or reactive. Oil-based paints and solvents, oven cleaners, pool chemicals, pesticides, drain openers, and auto chemicals are just a few examples. NRPC holds HHW Collections to allow residents to properly dispose of these products.
We are always looking for volunteers to help at our collection events. If you are interested, please contact Jill Longval, jillL@nashuarpc.org.
2014 Collection Schedule | Cost
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Items | Surveys | Participating
Towns & Eligible Businesses |
|2014 Collection Schedule||
Saturday - April 19, 8:00AM - Noon ~ in Nashua
Location ~ Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive
Location (MAY ONLY) ~ Milford Public Works Garage, 289 South Street
User Fees = $10 per vehicle, for up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds of waste
We accept cash or check.
If you only bring household hazardous waste, please make your check payable to "NRSWMD."
If you only bring electronics, you do not have to pay the $10 user fee. Click here for electronics pricing and please make your check payable to "RMG."
If you bring household hazardous waste and electronics you will have to pay a $10 user fee plus the price of your electronics. Please make your electronics check payable to "RMG." Please make your $10 hazardous waste user fee check payable to "NRSWMD."
Carpooling is encouraged. If you and your neighbors collectively have less than 10 gallons or 20 pounds of materials and you carpool in one vehicle, you’ll only be charged $10 total.
Amherst | Brookline | Hollis | Hudson | Litchfield | Merrimack | Milford
If you are not from one of these communities, click here to find HHW collections in your area.
Small quantity business generators are also eligible to participate. To see if your business qualifies and to learn more, click here.
Latex Paint ~ If you have full or nearly
full cans of latex paint that are still useable, you can donate them to
for Humanity ReStore, located at 352 Amherst Street, Nashua. For more
information, call 603-943-8980. For information on how to dry out partially
full cans of latex paint, click
Smoke Detectors ~ smoke detectors contain radioactive material and must be returned to the manufacturer. Click here for a mailing list.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors ~ most carbon
monoxide detectors do not contain radioactive material and can be put
in the trash after removing the battery.
Radioactive Compounds ~ consult the manufacturer.
Used Oil ~ as long as the oil is not mixed with anything else, you can bring it to your local transfer station or a participating store
~ the municipalities of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Litchfield, Merrimack,
Nashua, Pelham, and Windham accept auto batteries from their residents
at their transfer stations or landfills. Auto batteries can also be recycled
at a participating store
The Drug Enforcement Administration also sponsors a National Take-Back Initiative, with collections held in municipalities across the country in the spring and fall. The next Take-Back Day is October 26, 2013 from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Click here to find out if your community is participating in this collection.
The Town of Pelham also has a prescription drug collection program that residents across the region can participate in. For more information, click here.
If you cannot participate in a collection, place medications in your
household trash following these guidelines
by NH DES. For more information, click
Sharps can also be brought to Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua during select hours. For more information, call 577-2547.
The NH DOT Rest Area off exit 6 in Nashua also supplies a sharps container. For more information, call 485-3806.
All participants are required to complete a brief survey. Surveys are available at the collection, or participants may fill them out ahead of time and bring them to the event.
When hazardous waste is improperly disposed of—in the trash, on the ground, down the sink, or into a storm drain—it poses a threat to water quality and may kill fish and wildlife. Household toxins may also injure humans and animals if they are exposed to these chemicals due to careless storage and handling.
Furthermore, our growing demand for the newest technology has resulted in a significant number of discarded electronics. In addition to the large volume of space these items take up in landfills, their improper disposal poses serious environmental risks due to hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury, commonly found in electronics. Discarded electronics also contain valuable resources, such as precious metals, engineered plastics, and glass, which require significant energy to manufacture. When electronics are disposed of instead of recycled, these resources cannot be recovered and additional pollution will be generated in order to manufacture new products.
New Hampshire is taking steps to keep certain electronics out of the solid waste stream. As July 1, 2007 the disposal of video display devices in solid waste landfills or incinerators is prohibited under RSA 149-M:4.
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