Hazardous Household Products
Our Mission:

To provide residents and communities with the best information possible for making decisions regarding the purchase and disposal of materials that are harmful to the Lakes Region environment. For more than 20 years LRPC has coordinated regional HHW collections at various locations in the region.

Who can bring Household Hazardous Products to these collections?:

Residents and taxpayers of Alexandria, Andover, Belmont, Bridgewater, Bristol, Center Harbor, Effingham, Franklin, Freedom, Gilford, Gilmanton, Hebron, Hill, Holderness, Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton, Northfield, Ossipee, Sanbornton, Sandwich, Tamworth, and Tilton are eligible and encouraged to bring their hazardous waste products to any of the collection sites.

What is household hazardous waste?:

Hazardous Waste in the Home!
Many common products used in the home, garden, lawn, and garage are considered hazardous. If a product is flammable, reactive, or explosive when mixed with other substances, or is corrosive or toxic, then it is considered hazardous. Read the label! Products containing hazardous material should say "poison", "toxic", or "danger". For more information visit NH DES, Household Hazardous Waste Program webpage.

Common Household Hazardous Waste
How we dispose of common household products depends on the product's contents and its toxicity to people, animals, and the environment. Some material, if entirely used, can be placed in the landfill, other items can be recycled, but the majority should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Site.

Visit NH DES for specific information regarding paint, batteries, tvs and monitors, fluorescent bulbs, mercury devices, smoke detectors, and thermostats.

What Can I Bring to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site?
The items below are common hazardous products used in the home. These items can be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site for safe disposal.

Click links for more information about specific products:
From the house:
drain cleaners
oven cleaners
metal polish
arts and craft supplies
photo chemicals
floor cleaners
dry cleaning fluids
broken fluorescent light bulb cleanup proceedures
From the yard & garden:
insect sprays
rodent killers
pool chemicals
muriatic acid
pest control strips
cesspool cleaners
From the workbench:
rust preventatives
wood preservatives and strippers
oil-based paint
paint thinner
old chemistry kits
From the garage:
used motor oil
radiator cleaners
brake fluid
old car batteries
engine & radiator flushes
transmission fluid

Links to additional HHW information:

For more information,
contact the regional coordinator:
David Jeffers
2013 HHW Collections:
(click for more information)
July 27th August 3th
8:30 am - Noon 8:30 am - Noon
Belmont Fire Station NH DOT Garage, Bristol
Franklin Public Works Garage Laconia Public Works Department
Gilford Public Works Department Moultonborough Hwy Garage
Meredith Public Works Department Ossipee Hwy Garage

2013 Survey:
Those participating in the event can now:
  1. Download and print out the 2013 Survey
  2. Fill out the Survey before arriving at our of the sites
  3. Hand the completed Survey to a volunteer Survey Taker at the site
The Survey Taker will check the Survey for completeness and answer any questions. This should make the drop off process more convenient for participants.

Education and Outreach downloads:
General Recycling Information:
  • Earth911.com is a privately owned, for-profit company that specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country. Their Recycling Directory contains information for recycling over 240 different products and is free to use.
  • Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) – Helps to coordinate sustainable product management among ten states
  • Call2Recycle, Inc. – Takes rechargeable batteries from toys, tools, and various electronic devices for free
  • Green Guide to Recycling Appliances and Electronics – When recycling large appliances or electronics, there are certain guidelines that should be followed.
Contact lrpc@lakesrpc.org with questions, comments, or feedback on the website.