Solid Waste Management Department
FROM THE MANAGER: For those who have access to the internet and have an urge to learn more about creating a better environment, bring-up the NH DES website and use the media center link on home page. Once there, find the GREENWORKS SECTION and check the topics. There is topic after topic on how we can be more environmentally conscious and as they say “Greener”. It will make you think and maybe act.
Our Mission Statement: "To provide an efficient and effective Solid Waste Transfer/Recycling Station for the residents of Windham with an ongoing commitment to improvement".
The Station provides solid waste disposal needs exclusively for the residents of Windham through a permit (window sticker) issued to each verified resident, or to a commercial hauler that has entered into a contractual agreement with the Town. All commercial/ industrial generated solid waste must be weighed and is subject to a disposal charge based upon the quantity and nature of the material. If you are disposing of an item which you are unsure of, please contact the Transfer/ Recycling station before transport to ensure that it is not a prohibited item. Signage is also posted at the Station to assist you.
FEB. 2013 PRESS RELEASE: Residents will be allowed to request removing items from the metal recycling area by contacting a Station staff member under a CONTROLLED SCAVENGING STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. Resident must identify item and justify their need for the item. Resident cannot disassemble any item for parts or pieces; it is all or nothing. Again, resident must get Station staff approval before removing item from Station property. Item must be accessible for removal. Thank you for your adherence to this procedure. Please contact Station with questions.
NEW: Residents can exchange their mercury, clinical thermometer for a digital ("green") thermometer at the Transfer/Recycling Station. Please ask a staff member for assistance.
Recycling and Acceptable Materials:
Recycling is mandatory in Windham, and separation is required at the Station to ensure recyclable items are placed in the correct areas. More information on the operation of the Station can be obtained by calling (603) 426-5102, or you may wish to review the Town's Solid Waste Ordinance . Also, brochures are available at the Transfer Station and Town Hall, or you may view online our latest informational brochure.
Update: The Transfer Station will accept fluorescent bulbs up to 4 feet, CFLs, mercury thermostats, etc. Please give items to a staff member for storage.
Yard waste material should be deposited at the Marblehead Road Landfill site, which is open 11:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from April through November. For more information, visit the Highway Department page.
Hazardous waste may be disposed of at specific times through the Household Hazardous Waste Collection program provided by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. View the 2013 HHW and Electronics Information Flyers.