Get rid of hazardous household waste Saturday at Concord’s event

  • Everett Arena

Published: 9/15/2021 6:01:52 PM

Concord will hold its annual hazardous waste collection on Saturday at the Everett Arena.

Household hazardous wastes are leftover household products that are toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive. These should not be dumped in the trash or down the drain or on the ground because it can serous hurt public health and the environment.

City residents can bring up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds of household hazardous waste. Proof of residency is required.

Acceptable items oil-based paints (no latex paint), gasoline, transmission fluid, swimming pool chemicals, insecticides, fertilizers, and furniture cleaner. Do not bring fluorescent bulbs, fire extinguishers, radioactive waste, industrial waste, ammunition, prescription medication, regular trash, or latex paint. Latex paint is not hazardous and can be disposed of in the regular trash when completely dried out.

On average, this annual event is attended by 584 families, who drop off gathers more than 12,000 pounds of ignitable material, 2,700 pounds of toxic material and 1,000 pounds of corrosive material. The 2020 event gathered almost 10 tons of material in total.

A full list of acceptable and unacceptable materials can be found at concordnh.gov/hhw.

Collection will happen Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Douglas N. Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road, in Concord.




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