Household Hazardous Waste Collections in Lakes Region on Consecutive Saturdays

MEREDITH — On Saturday July 27 and Saturday August 3, twenty-four communities will participate in one of the longest running and most successful household hazardous waste collection programs in New England. Four collection sites will be open each day from 8:30 a.m. to noon (Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, and Meredith on July 27 and Bristol, Laconia, Moultonborough, and Ossipee on August 3).
Residents and property owners in the 24 participating communities may bring up to ten gallons or 50 pounds of household hazardous products in for safe disposal. The participating communities for the collection consist of: Alexandria, Andover, Belmont, Bridgewater, Bristol, Center Harbor, Effingham, Franklin, Freedom, Gilford, Gilmanton, Hebron, Hill, Holderness, Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton, Northfield, Ossipee, Sanbornton, Sandwich, Tamworth, and Tilton.
Information on collection sites and accepted materials can be found at or by calling LRPC at 279-8171. Please note that latex paint is not considered a hazardous product..
The Lakes Region Planning Commission in 1986 pioneered a regional program to prevent injury and environmental pollution from household hazardous waste. Every year since then, the LRPC has helped coordinate annual household hazardous waste collections for communities throughout the region interested in participating in the shared collection program. This program employs a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved waste transporter which collects and safely disposes of household hazardous waste