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Curbside & Containerized Recycle Collection

Curbside Recycling Collection

Curbside recycling collection is for residential properties with seven units or less within the City of Concord and Penacook, New Hampshire. Household recyclables are collected once each week by the contractor on the scheduled collection day. Recycling must be placed curbside by 7:00 am on the day of pick-up and must be placed in the recycle bin provided by Concord General Services, or in a rigid container/barrel labeled as recycling. Recycling sticker labels are available at Concord General Services if needed. The City of Concord offers the convenience of single-stream recycling. All acceptable recyclable items can be placed together into the same container; recyclables do not have to be sorted in separate bins. Make sure items are emptied and clean, and boxes are broken down.

Residential Containerized Recycling
Residential containerized recycling is for residents living in multi-unit facilities with eight or more units. Recycle containers are placed near the residential complexes for residents to put in household recyclable items. Containers are emptied by the contractor each week on the scheduled collection day. Recycling does not have to be sorted and are all placed into the single stream container. Make sure the area in front of the dumpster is kept clean and free from snow or ice in the winter to allow for safe pick up. Residents should notify their property manager if a container is missed for pick-up. 

Acceptable Recycling Materials
Only acceptable recycling materials will be collected. Proactively check recyclables and 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 only be collecting acceptable recycling materials and will be rejecting any loads with unacceptable items, such as plastic bags. This effort must be made to maintain sustainable recycling markets. Read our more detailed list of acceptable trash and recycling materials.

Concord General Services City of Concord Single Stream Recycling

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Adam Clark
Solid Waste Manager

311 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301

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Phone: 603-228-2737
Fax:     603-224-6729

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Trash Holiday - Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is a trash holiday. Trash and recycling collection for Thursday, November 23, 2017 will be postponed until the following day. Collection for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one day through Saturday. Read on...
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