Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Wastes are chemicals that are used in our daily lives and can be found in most of our homes - in the workshop, under the sink, and in the garage. These chemicals are corrosive, flammable, toxic, or reactive, and can cause damage to the environment and/or public health if they are not handled and disposed of properly. The City of Nashua and surrounding communities work together to provide opportunities for residents to safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste. Residents of Nashua, as well as Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham and Windham are eligible to participate in any of the events.

5 drop-off collections are scheduled for 2016 at the Nashua Public Works Garage at 9 Stadium Drive (formerly 6 Riverside Street) near the Police Department and the Conway Arena. The cost is $10 per vehicle, for up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds. Please carpool, if possible.

Dates & Times
2016 schedule for Household Hazardous Waste events:
  • Saturday, April 23, 8 a.m. to noon, Nashua Public Works garage
  • Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m. to noon, Milford New Hampshire Public Works garage, route 13 South (Nashua residents are welcomed at this event)
  • Thursday June 2, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nashua Public Works garage
  • Saturday, August 6, 8 a.m. to noon, Nashua Public Works garage
  • Saturday, August 27, 8 a.m. to noon, Pelham Public Works, 6 Village Green (tentative)
  • Saturday, October 1, 8 a.m. to noon, Nashua Public Works garage, and
  • Saturday, November 5, 8 a.m. to noon, Nashua Public Works garage
View our 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Flyer (PDF) for additional details.

Nashua Regional Planning Commission
For more information on Household Hazardous Waste, including what's acceptable at the events and earth-friendly alternatives to hazardous products, check the website of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission.

Volunteers are needed at each event for surveys and traffic control. Anyone interested may contact the Nashua Regional Planning Commission at 603-424-2240, or the Solid Waste Department at 603-589-3413.

How to Safely Handle & Transport Household Hazardous Waste
  • Keep materials in original containers, securely closed. Leaking or broken containers must be placed inside other containers.
  • Pack containers in sturdy boxes lined with a trash bag and if necessary, padded with newspapers.
  • Never mix chemicals together.
  • Never smoke or eat while handling or transporting hazardous materials.
  • Leave children and pets at home when transporting hazardous waste to a collection event.
  • At the collection site, do not leave your vehicle unless instructed to do so.
View our Household Hazardous Waste Primer Flyer (PDF) for more information.