Recycle Right

ACCEPTING SEPARATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS AND MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE STARTING JANUARY 2, 2020

Contact:Bruce Hewitt, Solid Waste Supervisor
Address:100 Recycle Way
Gilford, NH 03249
Phone:(603) 293-0220
Fax:(603) 527-4781
Hours of Operation:Tuesday - Saturday - 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
CLOSED - SUNDAYS, MONDAYS AND HOLIDAYS

Welcome and thank you for visiting the new Recycle Right website for Gilford residents!  This page will post flyers and helpful information to residents on how to “Recycle Right”.  The goal of this website is to provide public information on what materials should be sorted at the new facility.  We recommend you print the flyers below and post them on your fridge.

Please contact us with any questions at DPW 527-4778 or the Solid Waste Center 293-0220.  You can also email Bruce Hewitt, Solid Waste Supervisor at recycle@gilfordnh.org.  We understand this is a new facility with new rules and we are here to help in any way that we can.  Thank you for your patience during construction and moving forward as we all adjust to the new facility.

LIST OF ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS AT GILFORD SOLID WASTE CENTER

  • Separated Recyclables
  • Household Trash
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste
  • Universal Waste
  • Electronics
  • Bulky Items

** Some items may require a fee for disposal.  Please CLICK HERE for current Fee Schedule. 

PRINTABLE FLYERS FOR HOME

Household Trash

Separating Recyclables

Order of the Bays at the New Facility

FAQ sheet

Christmas Recycle List

Public Battery Disposal Poster

Foam Recycling 101

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) consists of unwanted homeowner products that have the same qualities as a hazardous waste such as paint (solvent based), cleaners, pesticides, lubricants, drain cleaners and fertilizers. 
  • HHW should NOT go in your household trash.  It must be handled separately. 
  • The Lakes Region Planning Commission holds two events in the summer, typically the last Saturday in July (in Gilford) and first Saturday in August (in Laconia) where you can dispose of your HHW for free.
  • The Lakes Region Household Hazardous Product Facility accepts HHW for a fee and is open 8:30-12:00 from May – October.  They are located at 404 Beach Pond Road in Wolfboro, NH and their phone number is 603-569-5826.   CLICK HERE for a flyer from their facility.
  • The Town of Goffstown, NH runs a year round HHW program at their Transfer Station where you can dispose of your HHW for a fee.  Call (603) 497-4824, Tues – Sat 7:30-3:00, to make an appointment.
  • For any other question on how to handle your HHW, please contact Bruce Hewitt at 293-0220 or recycle@gilfordnh.org.
  • CLICK HERE FOR THE 2022 LAKES REGION HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FLYER
  • The Lakes Region Planning Commission holds two events in the summer, typically the last Saturday in July (in Gilford) and first Saturday in August (in Laconia) where you can dispose of your HHW for free.
    More info can be found at their website – CLICK HERE.

FEE SCHEDULE

Please CLICK HERE for pricing associated with disposal of items at the Gilford Solid Waste Center (GSWC). 

DID YOU KNOW

  • Daily passes are no longer needed at the Gilford Solid Waste Center (GSWC) unless a resident is using another person’s vehicle for transportation of bulky items.  In those cases, the resident should come to the DPW at 55 Cherry Valley Road, to obtain a daily pass at no cost.
  • Fluorescent bulbs and Non alkaline batteries can be dropped off at the GSWC anytime during regular business hours.
  • Used motor oil can be dropped off to the Public works garage anytime during regular business hours.
  • The Town of Gilford does not provide pick up service for bulky waste, such as furniture, appliances, yard waste, Christmas trees, etc. These items must be brought to the GSWC. For a full list of items which CAN be brought to the GSWC CLICK HERE. Some items may require a disposal fee.

SWAP SHOP

Please bring your gently used items to the Gilford Swap Shop located at the GSWC. DPW asks that you review the list of rules (CLICK HERE) to make sure your item is allowed. When in doubt, call the GSWC at 603.293.0220. Happy Swapping!!


OTHER RELATED RESOURCES

RECYCLE RIGHT GILFORD LIBRARY PRESENTATION:

  (CLICK HERE for the attached power point slides that go along with the presentation)

FOAM RECYCLING PROGRAM

Gilford Rotary Foam Program Presentation - 5.6.22

6.23.22 UPDATE: The Town of Gilford is now accepting #6 plastic (expanded polystyrene), more commonly referred to as foam or Styrofoam. Residents can bring foam material to the Gilford Solid Waste Center (GSWC) during normal business hours. We will be collecting the foam in a large container for a few weeks until the new foam densifying unit is fully set up and our staff has received training. In the meantime, we are collecting loose foam so please bring us your “clean and empty” foam when you stop by to recycle and dispose of your trash. With any recyclable material there are items our vendors can accept and items we cannot accept so we ask that you read the new Foam Recycling 101 Flyer first to help us keep the recycling stream clean. Thank you for helping us to start an exciting new recycling initiative!

Background: The Gilford Department of Public Works (DPW) recently became aware of an initiative by the NH Network Plastics Work Group and several District Governors of Rotary Club to start foam recycling in Northern New England. This work group is looking to reduce foam (polystyrene) waste in landfills, save money on trash disposal costs and potentially generate revenue to NH, MA & VT communities. The group was connected with Foam Cycle, LLC out of New Jersey who has a patented foam densifying unit. Work group discussions are held bi-weekly around the goal of creating a "hub and spoke" system throughout northern New England for foam collection and recycling.

Click HERE to see photos and learn more about the Foam Cycle, LLC patented unit. Please check back for updated info on this exciting new recycling program that we hope to incorporate into our already amazing Recycle Right Program here in Gilford by Summer 2022!