Trash & Recycling
Trash & Recycling Services
The City of Concord contracts solid waste and recycling services with Casella Waste Systems. Curbside collection services occur Monday through Friday, and through Saturday on holiday weeks. Trash and recycling are collected from scheduled areas once each week. Trash and recycling must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. A recycling bin has been provided for each residence by the City of Concord, but any rigid container is acceptable to be used if it is clearly labeled as recycling. Recycling sticker labels and replacement recycling bins are available at Concord General Services. Purple pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash bags must be used if you have curbside collection. Only acceptable materials will be collected. Please remember to only dispose of leaves and grass clippings through the City’s spring and fall leaf collection programs. Do not place leaves or yard waste in trash bags or with your recycling.
Concord residents with curbside trash and recycling collection can place their Christmas trees curbside for disposal on their trash collection day starting on Monday, January 4. Christmas trees will be collected for two weeks through January 15. Trees must be placed at the curb with residential trash and recycling by 7:00 a.m. to not miss collection. All lights, ornaments, tinsel, and decorations must be completely removed from the tree. Wreaths and artificial trees will not be collected. Please note that trees will be collected in a separate truck from trash and recycling, so items may be collected at different times. Trees can also be taken to the Concord Transfer Station at 77 Old Turnpike Road during the month of January for free. The transfer station is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be closed on January 1 for New Year’s Day.
Route Collection Map
View our route collection map to find when trash collection is scheduled for your area.
Report A Concern
Use the citizen request tracker to report a concern or submit a request with any of the following:
Composting is one way to reduce household waste. Please see our poster for more information on compost bins available for purchase. Please contact Adam Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a compost bin.
Prevent Recycling Contamination
Any recycling that contains unacceptable materials, such as plastic bags, will be rejected for collection. Recycling will only be collected if it contains acceptable materials. Residents should proactively remove non-recyclable items from their recycling to minimize contaminating loads. Do not use plastic bags to hold recyclables. Recycling materials should be placed loosely in a rigid bin. Even the most minor contaminants entering recycling loads degrade the value of materials, making it difficult or impossible to market. Buyers are lowering their tolerance for contaminants, with the largest contributor being plastic film in the form of plastic grocery bags. This decline in the recycling market is causing trash collectors to become stricter with materials collected. This effort must be made to maintain sustainable recycling markets. Learn more by visiting www.concordnh.gov/recycling.
Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Trash Program
We encourage residents to produce less trash and to decrease the environmental impact of solid waste by following a unit-based pricing system for trash. The City of Concord’s Pay-As-You-Throw Program (PAYT) requires Concord residents with curbside trash collection to use purple pay-as-you-throw trash bags to offset their costs for solid waste services. PAYT allows residents to be in direct control of how much they pay for their solid waste services based on how much they choose to throw away, rather than having to pay a flat fee for the entire community’s trash disposal. Unit-based pricing systems, such as PAYT, have been proven to reduce trash volumes. Trash tonnage has reduced by 40% in Concord since the PAYT Program began in July 2009. The more materials you recycle, the less items there will be to dispose of in the PAYT bags, which will then save you money towards solid waste services. Find a list of PAYT bag retailer locations and learn more information about the City’s Pay-As-You-Throw Program at www.concordnh.gov/trash.