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2017 HHW Collections
July 29th August 5th
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

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If you have any questions, post to our Facebook page!

Support the Lakes Region HHW

The Lakes Region Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program is funded through annual contributions from participating communities and a grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services.

In an effort to cover rising disposal costs and respond to recent inquires, we are now accepting donations through a secure website.

Click on the link above to donate to the Lakes Region HHW program using a credit card, bank transfer, or PayPal account. On the final review page, please type "HHW” in the Special Instructions bar. Alternatively, you may send a check or money order to us at Lakes Region Planning Commission 103 Main Street Suite #3 Meredith, NH 03253. Make sure to write "HHW” in the description line.

Meetings & Reports:
Coordinator's Meeting - Check back here later for Spring 2017 HHW Coordinator Meetings
2016 Participation Report: Lakes Region Household Hazardous Waste Collection
2016 Survey Results: Lakes Region Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Education and Outreach:
Brochures and Flyers:
2016 HHW Brochure
2016 HHW Flyer
Moving or Selling Your Home?
Green Painting Tips
Home & Garden Pest Management

Permanent Facility in Wolfeboro (LRHHPF)
LRHHPF brochure
2015 Annual Report

Less Toxic Alternatives: 
Check out videos of Non-Toxic Cleaning Products-
Window Cleaner
Tub Scrub
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Oven Cleaner
Furniture Cleaner
Foaming Hand Soap
Floor Cleaner
Fabric Softener
Drainer Opener
All Purpose Cleaner in Chinese
Carpet Deodorizer
All Purpose Cleaner

Alternative Learning Options:
Alternatives to HHW
In the home + garage: safer alternatives and reducing the risk (Clark Co., WA)

General Recycling Information: 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.

For more information, 
contact the regional coordinator:
David Jeffers

Got Waste? Bring it in! Lakes Region HHW Collections
July 29th and August 5, 2017

Household Hazardous 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 (updated), 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
fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs)
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

Many transfer stations will take Universal Wastes, such as batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and antifreeze year round. Check with your local facility! 

Broken fluorescent light bulb cleanup procedures

Links to additional hazardous waste information:

Solid Waste Management Page

With USDA funding, the Lakes Region Planning Commission is developing a series of technical training for solid waste managers and local officials. Information on these sessions and associated resources are posted here.

Solid Waste 

 Universal Waste

Universal Waste

Mercury Devices







 DES Resources








BMP* = (Best Management Practices)

Below is a link to Tara Albert's Feb. 16, 2017 Universal Waste Presentation from DES-