July 29th and August 5, 2017
Household Hazardous Products
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, Tilton and Tuftonboro 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.
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Links to additional hazardous waste information:
- Lakes Region Household Hazardous Product Facility – a permanent facility in Wolfeboro where residents and taxpayers of Alton and Wolfeboro can dispose of hazardous waste.
- NH Department of Environmental Services - Information from basic to advanced, contacts, outreach materials, training opportunities and information for small businesses.
- NH Cooperative Extension - A great place for sound advice on environmentally safe methods of maintaining gardens and lawns.
- Northeast Resource Recovery Association - A cooperative that pools the resources of many communities and businesses
- American Coatings Association - A paint industry non-profit organization. Among other things, it is the parent organization of PaintCare, which is working on paint product stewardship in a number of states.
- The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) - Solving waste management problems by encouraging product design changes and mediating stakeholder dialogues
- North American Hazardous Materials Management Association - Dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous components entering municipal streams
- Toxics Action Center - Since 1987, Toxics Action Center organizers have worked side by side with more than 625 communities across New England to clean up hazardous waste sites, reduce industrial pollution, curb pesticide use, ensure healthy land use, replace dangerous chemicals with safer alternatives, and oppose dangerous waste, energy, and industrial facilities.
- Medicine Disposal Information for New Hampshire
- Rehab the Lab - A resource for teachers developed in King Co. WA
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 WasteBelow are links to powerpoints presented at our latest Roundtable Meeting (3/2017).
- Universal Waste Best Practices
- Mercury Devices Best Practices
- Batteries Best Practices
- Antifreeze Best Practices
Below is a link to Tara Albert's Feb. 16, 2017 Universal Waste Presentation from DES-