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Frequently Asked Questions

recycle logofaucetWhat are Household Hazardous Wastes Found in Homes?
· Gasoline · Antifreeze · Photographic Chemicals · Oil-Based Paints
· Drain Cleaners · Pesticides · Furniture Strippers · Oven Cleaners

· Disinfectants · Kerosene · Spot Removers · Used Motor Oil
· Auto Batteries · Other Items

Why Should I be Concerned?
People are often unaware of the potential dangers of carelessly storing and disposing of common household products. Some products can injure you, your family, or your pets; damage the environment; or contaminate drinking water supplies.

What Should I Do?
Bring your household hazardous waste to your community’s household hazardous waste collection day.

Your community, with funding assistance from NH Department of Environmental Services (DES), pays for this event.

The State of New Hampshire Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are scheduled in many communities throughout the year. Please visit http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/hhwp/index.htmto find collection dates in your area.

All dates and times scheduled are subject to change so be sure to confirm the date and time by calling the contact number listed for your town. Remember, there are limits on what you can bring and how much. For complete information, you should receive a mailing from your municipality.

For more information about Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW):
Call (603) 271-2047 or visit: http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/hhwp

For more information about the NH Drinking Water Source Protection Program:
Call (603) 271-7061 or visit: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/dwspp

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