September 27, 2013


Contact: Mr. Brad Moore or Kevin Sheppard

Office: 603/624-6444


WHO:                                      City of Manchester Public Works Department


WHAT:                                    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day


WHEN:                                    Saturday, October 12, 2013

                                                9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


WHERE:                                  Manchester Drop-Off Center, 500 Dunbarton Road (off of Front Street)


COST:                                      Free to Manchester residents with proof of residency.


WHAT IS IT:                           This is one of two opportunities each year for residents of the City to dispose of toxic household products in a safe manner.  Up to ten gallons of liquid or 20 pounds of solid waste may be disposed of at no cost to residents.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:       Liquids should be in containers no larger than five gallons.  Each container must be labeled.  All containers should be carried in boxes – not large garbage bags.  Participants must show proof of residency such as an auto registration, driver’s license or paid property tax receipt.


WHAT IS ACCEPTED:           Most pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paint, wood stains and strippers, sealants, thinners, poisons, acids, cleaning products and pharmaceuticals can be disposed of at this event.


WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTED: Empty containers, latex paint (when air-dried can be safely disposed of

in regular trash), tires, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, ammunition, infectious or biologically active materials and PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenyls).  No commercially-generated waste is accepted.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Brochures with a detailed list of products accepted have been left at locations

across the city including the Mayor’s Office, Assessor’s Office, Building Department, City Clerk’s Office, Tax Collector’s Office, Public Works Department, Water Works, Wastewater Treatment Facility, Health Department, the Carpenter Library, and the Amoskeag Fishways.  For further information, please call the Manchester Public Works Department at 603-624-6444.


This project is funded by the City of Manchester and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.