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Yard waste collection switching to every other week

Published: 05/23/2019 8:00 AM

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Curbside yard waste collection changes to its mid-season, every-other-week schedule beginning the week of May 27. Have trouble keeping track? Download your personalized collection schedule directly to the calendar on your smart phone, laptop, or other device. It’s simple and free.

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Mayor Craig Announces South Millyard Project Charrette

Published: 05/19/2019 9:51 AM

Manchester, NH: City - Community Message

The City of Manchester is hosting planning sessions where people can collaborate on a vision for development of the South Millyard area. Called a charrette, this project has the potential to improve transportation systems in order to ensure the city’s continued economic health and growth.   DATE: ...

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Trash & Recycling

Automated Trash Collection - At the August 2, 2016, meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA), the Department of Public Works proposed to gradually transition a little over half of its trash operations to automated collection.  In response, the BMA directed the Department to implement a limited pilot program in select areas of Manchester. 

On October 2, 2018, the BMA approved expansion of the automated collection program.  This expansion will be phased in during 2019 and 2020.

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Collection is weekly in most areas, with more frequent pickups downtown and in high-density neighborhoods.  See rules.  For bulky items, schedule an appointment (fees apply).

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Collection is weekly in most areas, with more frequent pickups downtown.  Curbside recycling is single-stream.  A blue recycling cart is required.  See rules.

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Collection is every week in early spring and late fall; every other week in between.  Service ceases in winter, except for Christmas tree collection in early January.  See rules.

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The City's transfer station provides an alternative disposal option for most wastes and recyclables generated in Manchester.  Fees and restrictions apply to most materials.

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Hazardous waste is not collected curbside.  Residents may bring household products to one of the semi-annual collection events, held on the second Saturdays of May and October.

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Learn how you can use yard waste and certain food scraps to compost at home and produce a rich soil amendment for your garden.

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Over 40,000 tons of material is collected curbside every year from Manchester residents and businesses.  Approximately one-fourth of this material is recycled or composted, for a diversion rate of 25%.

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