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Household Hazardous Waste

The May 9th HHW collection event has been postponed until Saturday, June 27th from 8am-2pm. Thank you for your patience while we adhere to the social distancing required to eradicate the Covid19 virus. 

Many everyday household products are considered hazardous.  If not disposed of correctly, these wastes can contaminate groundwater, damage sewer lines, and impair natural resources such as lakes and rivers.

Common Household Hazardous Wastes

Hazardous wastes should never be placed in the trash or poured down a drain.  Common items that are hazardous include:

  • Anti-freeze
  • Button cell and rechargeable batteries (not alkaline)
  • Cleaners and disinfectants
  • Drain openers
  • Mercury thermometers and fluorescent bulbs
  • Oil-based paints, stains and thinners (not latex)
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Residents may dispose of household hazardous wastes safely, legally and free at one of the City's semi-annual collection events, which take place on June 27 and October 10 from 8 AM to 2 PM Events are held at the Drop Off Facility, located at 500 Dunbarton Road.

check markResidents may dispose of up to 10 gallons of liquid and 20 pounds of solid household hazardous waste at no cost. 

  • Liquids should be in containers no larger than five gallons each
  • Each container must be labeled
  • Containers should be carried individually or in boxes, not in garbage bags
  • Participants must bring proof of Manchester residency

For more information about proper storage and disposal, consult the State of New Hampshire's HHW publications list

x markThe following materials are not accepted at collection events:

  • Construction/demolition debris
  • Electronics
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Household Trash
  • Latex Paint
  • Medicines
  • Propane Tanks
  • Used Tires

These items may be brought to the Drop Off Facility during regular business hours.  Fees may apply.  Medicines, including sharps, must be packaged in accordance with State of New Hampshire guidelines.

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