Solid Waste Management 

With USDA funding, the Lakes Region Planning Commission is working to address solid waste issues in our communities, in an effort to mitigate water pollution and improve the management of solid waste sites.

LRPC provides technical assistance to solid waste operators, municipal officials, and community members. Our goal is to educate stakeholders about the importance of sustainble waste management. Program information and associated resources are posted here.
   
      
   



HELPFUL LINKS (ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY TOPIC/WASTE TYPE)

BATTERIES:
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION (C&D) DEBRIS:
ELECTRONIC WASTE:
FOOD WASTE REDUCTION & COMPOSTING:
  • Google Drive Resource Folders:
    • Home Composting - resources for composting at home
    • Camp Composting - BMP guidance documents co-created by LRPC to help camps organize their own composting program.
    • School Composting - site/operation planning, waste audits, log sheets, budgeting, case studies...

GLASS/PROCESSED GLASS AGGREGATE (PGA):
HAZARDOUS WASTE - SMALL QUANTITY GENERATORS (SQG):
  • SQG Hazardous Waste Disposal Options (2018) - NHDES SQG News for compliance assistance and pollution prevention
  • SQG Self-Tranportation to HHW Collection Event - fact sheet for small businesses disposing of their hazardous waste at a local HHW event
  • Identification of Hazardous Waste - NHDES fact sheet to help determine hazardous waste by it's characteristics per the Env-Hw 100-1200 rules
  • NH Pesticide Disposal Event (2010) - project report from a pesticide collection event between the Lakes Region Household Hazardous Product Facility (LRHHPF) in Wolfeboro, NH and the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food Division of Pesticide Control. This event allowed local farmers to safely dispose of their unwanted pesticides and additional chemicals.

MEDICAL WASTE & SHARPS:
PAINT STEWARDSHIP:
PRESSURIZED CYLINDERS & CONTAINERS:
UNIVERSAL WASTE:  
FACILITY MANAGEMENT & WASTE DISPOSAL

CAPPED LANDFILL MAINTENANCE: EFFICIENT TRANSFER STATION SITE DESIGN: PAY AS YOU THROW (PAYT): DISPOSAL RESOURCES & TOOLKITS:  

REPORTS & ARTICLES
ARTICLES: REPORTS:  

RESOURCE LIBRARY (MISC.)
 
   MAP COLLECTION
(OPEN WITH GOOGLE CHROME BROWSER)
                
USE THE MAPS BELOW TO FIND:
Transfer Stations  |  PFAS Sampling Results   Unlined Landfills
Food Pantries  |  Electronic/Appliance Repair Shops  |  Medical Waste Disposal Sites
   
 
INTERACTIVE MAPS MAP NOTES & OTHER INFO
Electronic & Appliance
Repair/Disposal MAP
List of Repair Shops (.pdf)
Lakes Region
Household Hazardous Waste

(HHW) Collection Sites MAP
Visit our HHW webpage
for all event info
 NHDES PFAS 
Water Sampling MAP
Shows sites tested for PFOA, PFOS,
PFHXS, PFNA, and Total PFAS.
"Forever Chemicals"
NH Food Alliance
Partnership Network MAP
 
Medical Waste Disposal Sites
for unused medications and sharps
*Update TBD*
 
 
 This material is based upon work supported under a grant by the Rural Utilities Service, United States Department of Agriculture*. Lakes Region Planning Commission is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. 
*Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Rural Utilities Service.