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Solid Waste


2 Ledge Road, Unit 1

(603) 426-5102
(603) 965-1049
Hours of Operation: 

Weds - Sat: 7:30A - 5:30P

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.

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.

Residents can exchange their mercury, clinical thermometer for a digital ("green") thermometer at the Transfer/Recycling Station. Please ask a staff member for assistance.

From the Transfer Station

June 1, 2016: Large size cardboard is becoming a problem in our recycling hopper by jamming the compactor and making it difficult to compress the material. We ask residents to fold and, if possible, cut cardboard into 3 foot X 3 foot sections.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

Dave Poulson, Transfer Station Manager

Special Instructions

  • Video display units (televisions, computer monitors, etc) are no longer general trash, and must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
  • "Sharps" (hypodermic needles) must be encased in a secure container and be physically handed to a Station employee. Residents contracting curbside pickup are asked not to include sharps or other medical waste in their weekly trash.
  • Sleeper sofas must have their metal frame removed prior to disposal.

Hazardous Waste

Water supply sources can be threatened by the improper handling and disposal of household hazardous materials. For more information on this issue, click here.

Fortunately, Windham residents are able to participate in Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days with funds granted by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). See here for upcoming collection events, or visit the Nashua Regional Planning Commission for more information.

Yard Waste

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.

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.