Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Mission: Pennichuck Corporation’s Mission is to be a premier supplier of water in New Hampshire by providing reliable, high quality, and affordable water in sufficient quantities, and New England’s premier supplier of water related contract services by providing high quality solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

What is Household Hazardous Waste? Chemicals typically found in homes, such as:

  • Gasoline
  • Antifreeze
  • Oil-Based Paints
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Pesticides
  • Furniture Strippers

  • Oven Cleaners
  • Disinfectants
  • Kerosene
  • Spot Removers
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Auto Batteries

Why Should You be Concerned? Some household hazardous wastes may injure you, your family, or your pets, damage the environment, or contaminate drinking water supplies.  The groundwater in your area flows to a public drinking water supply, and we’re asking for your help in keeping it clean and safe.  If you have a well on your property, you also need to think about keeping the groundwater that supplies your well clean and safe to drink.

What Should You Do? Bring your household hazardous waste to your community’s household hazardous waste collection event.  Funding assistance for these events is provided by NH Department of Environmental Services.

The State of New Hampshire Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are scheduled in many communities throughout the year.

Please see this New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Calendar(PDF) to 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: des.nh.gov/waste/household-hazardous-waste

For more information about the NH Drinking Water Source Protection Program: Call (603) 271-7061 or visit: des.nh.gov/climate-and-sustainability/conservation-mitigation-and-restoration/source-water-protection