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Trash & Recycling
The City of Concord contracts solid waste and recycling services with Casella Waste Systems. Curbside collection services occur Monday through Friday, and through Saturday on holiday weeks. Trash and recycling are collected from scheduled areas once each week. Trash and recycling must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. A recycling bin has been provided for each residence by the City of Concord, but any rigid container is acceptable to be used if it is clearly labeled as recycling. Recycling sticker labels are available at Concord General Services. Purple pay-as-you-throw trash bags must be used if you have curbside collection. Only acceptable materials will be collected. 

Report A Concern

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Prevent Recycling Contamination

The City of Concord's contractor for solid waste will only be collecting recycling that contains acceptable materials to minimize recycling contamination. Residents should proactively check recycling to remove non-recyclable items, such as plastic bags, to avoid contaminating loads. Do not use plastic bags to hold recyclables. Recycling materials should be placed in a rigid bin. Recyclable materials collected are sold to be created into reusable materials. Even the most minor contaminants entering recycling loads degrade the value of materials, making it difficult or impossible to market. Buyers are lowering their tolerance for contaminants, with the largest contributor being plastic film in the form of plastic grocery bags. This decline in the recycling market is causing trash collectors to become stricter with materials collected. The City of Concord’s contractor for solid waste will be rejecting any loads with unacceptable items, such as plastic bags. This effort must be made to maintain sustainable recycling markets. Visit for more information.

Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Program

The City of Concord is encouraging residents to produce less trash and to decrease the environmental impact of solid waste by adhering to a unit-based pricing system for trash. The City of Concord follows a Pay-As-You-Throw Program that allows Concord residents to not have to pay a flat fee for the entire community's trash disposal, but rather to be in direct control of how much they pay for solid waste based on how much they throw away. The City of Concord requires Concord residents with curbside trash collection to use purple pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash bags to offset their costs for solid waste services.

Residents have a strong incentive with this program to decrease their waste by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Unit-based pricing systems, such as PAYT, have been proven to reduce trash volumes. Trash tonnage has reduced by 40% in Concord since the PAYT Program began in July 2009. Learn more about the benefits of unit-based pricing for solid waste in New Hampshire Municipal Association's article, Cutting Trash In Half.

Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Bags
Purple pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash bags are required for Concord residents that receive curbside collection. This is the only acceptable trash bag for trash removal and can be found at several store locations throughout Concord. The more materials that are recycled, the less there will be for disposal in the PAYT bags, which will then save money towards solid waste services. See our trash page for more details

Route Collection Map

Click the map below to see where trash collection is during the week for the City of Concord. You can zoom into the map after you open the link to see street details.

Trash and Recycling Route Map Schedule

2018 Solid Waste Brochure

Our 2018 Solid Waste Brochure has been mailed out to single-family residences in Concord just before the new year. Extra printed copies are available at our office at 311 North State Street and at City Hall. Be sure to get your copy for information about collection policies, recycling information, pay-as-you-throw bag retailer locations, helpful resources, and the 2018 calendar with important upcoming events. View our digital version here.

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Concord, NH 03301

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Phone: 603-228-2737
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