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 and replacement recycling bins 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
Use the citizen request tracker to report a concern or submit a request with any of the following:
Route Collection Map
View our route collection map to learn when trash collection will occur in your area.
Prevent Recycling Contamination
Any recycling that contains unacceptable materials, such as plastic bags, will be rejected for collection. Recycling will only be collected if it contains acceptable materials. Residents should proactively remove non-recyclable items from their recycling to minimize contaminating loads. Do not use plastic bags to hold recyclables. Recycling materials should be placed loosely in a rigid bin. 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. This effort must be made to maintain sustainable recycling markets. Learn more by visiting www.concordnh.gov/recycling.
Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Trash Program
We encourage residents to produce less trash and to decrease the environmental impact of solid waste by following a unit-based pricing system for trash. The City of Concord's Pay-As-You-Throw Program (PAYT) requires Concord residents with curbside trash collection to use purple pay-as-you-throw trash bags to offset their costs for solid waste services. PAYT allows residents to be in direct control of how much they pay for their solid waste services based on how much they choose to throw away, rather than having to pay a flat fee for the entire community's trash disposal. Residents have strong incentive to decrease their waste with this program 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 PAYT trash bags are required for Concord curbside collection. This is the only acceptable trash bag for trash removal and can be purchased at several store locations throughout Concord. The more materials you recycle, the less items there will be to dispose of in the PAYT bags, which will then save you money towards solid waste services. Find more information, including PAYT bag retailer locations, at www.concordnh.gov/trash.