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Drop Off Facility

The Drop Off Facility provides an alternative disposal option for most wastes and recyclables generated in Manchester. 

Location:  500 Dunbarton Road
Hours:  Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 3 PM; first and third Saturday of every month, 7 AM – 11:30 AM

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Materials accepted include:

  • Automotive batteries, tires and waste oil
  • Bulky items (such as furniture and rugs)
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Electronics
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Household trash
  • Propane tanks
  • Recyclables (mixed paper/cardboard; plastics #1 - 7, except Styrofoam and PVC; tin; steel; aluminum; and glass)
  • Scrap metal (including appliances such as refrigerators and stoves)
  • Yard Waste (except stumps or branches larger than 3 inches in diameter)

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Materials not accepted include:

  • Industry-generated hazardous wastes and substances (including asbestos and wood treated with creosote)
  • Soils, except for small quantities incidental to the removal of roots

Residential hazardous waste is accepted only during Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, which are held on the second Saturdays of May and October, from 9 AM to 2 PM.   Disposal is free.  Limitations apply.

The use of automated dump bodies is prohibited, except for disposal of yard waste.  This policy minimizes the risk of: (1) hazardous materials entering the facility’s waste containers; and (2) containers being filled inadvertently beyond capacity.

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Consult the facility fee schedule for prices and guidelines.  Note that only cash and checks are accepted.  Regular customers may submit an application for a charge account.

What happens to items I bring to the Drop Off Facility?

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Carts for curbside collection of refuse and for downtown recycling are also available for purchase at the Drop Off Facility.  (Residents outside of the downtown who wish to participate in Manchester's curbside recycling may sign up for a free recycling cart.)

We are currently out of 65 gallon carts; a new shipment will arrive May 26.

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