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Refuse and Recycling

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Click here to view the Refuse and Recycling Schedule for residential collection.
Summer Schedule begins on the third Monday of June each year
Summer Schedule ends at the end of day on the Monday after the
Seafood Festival in September each year

Refuse/Recycling Information

Why Recycle?

Recycling is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean?  Well, recycling is the process of turning materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable raw materials that can be used to manufacture new products.  It’s an important step in creating a more sustainable future.

Why is recycling important?  Well, in most cases, the recycling process uses far less energy than manufacturing  a product from brand new raw materials, which means you’re saving energy when you recycle.  Plus, recycling:

  • Conserves natural resources
  • Helps reduce the pollution caused by manufacturing products from scratch
  • And helps prevent landfills from filling up with trash.

All in all, recycling helps protect the environment for future generations.

The document below clarifies what is considered trash and what can be recycled.  It includes what to do with your batteries, your plastic bags, glass, your pizza box,  your styrofoam and more. Please take a minute to read, so you know how to sort your items to be recycled, what will be picked up curb side in your recycle bin and what can be brought to the Hampton Transfer Station.

Frequently asked questions on your Recycling and Refuse

For more information clink on one of the links below:

Cart Information
       Frequently Asked Questions regarding Refuse and Recycling Carts

Single Stream Recycling Guide

Additional items? Check this list for What? Who? and Where?

Prescription Medication Disposal

Disposal of Household Generated Sharps

Links:     NH Dept. of Environmental Services

Public Works Dept. Cart Inforamtion

Placement Remember your trash and recycling carts are to be placed at the curbside for collection only on the scheduled day of collection or the evening before collection and "shall not block sidewalks", driveways or create obstacles on the street that would hinder safe passage by any person or conveyance. Carts must be separated by …