MANCHESTER, NH – May 9 is the bi-annual citywide Household Hazardous Waste drop off day.
Many everyday household products are considered hazardous. If not disposed of correctly, these products can contaminate groundwater, damage sewer lines, and impair natural resources such as lakes and rivers. Common hazardous wastes that should never be placed in the trash or poured down a drain include:
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
When: May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: City of Manchester Drop Off Facility, 500 Dunbarton Road.
Why: To dispose of household hazardous wastes safely, legally and free
Residents 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.
The following materials are NOT accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events:
For disposal of medicines, including needles or other puncturing devices, please follow the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy guidelines.
For more information about proper storage and disposal of household hazardous wastes, consult the State of New Hampshire household hazardous waste fact sheet.
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