Nashua Recycling Center

Recycling MuralThe Nashua Recycling Center is located at the Four Hills Landfill and is available for use by residents and businesses of Nashua.

  • Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Residential Permit required - $5/year/vehicle
  • Fee waived for residents 65 years and older

Recycling Textiles

The City of Nashua, Solid Waste Department  is partnering with Epilepsy Foundation New England to help keep textiles out of the landfill and make textile recycling easier for residents. You can schedule contact-free curbside pick-ups for unwanted textiles and small household goods at your convenience by calling 888-322-8209 or you may also drop off items at the 2 drop boxes located at the Four Hills Landfill and Nashua Recycling Center during our normal business hours. 

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Battery Basics  - Recycle or Trash or Hazardous Waste?
Please check the link below to determine the proper way to dispose of your batteries.
Battery Basics Guide

Bring to Office

Please bring the following items into the office at the Four Hills Landfill (open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Saturday):

  • Fluorescent light bulbs - compacts and tubes
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Mercury thermostats and thermometers
  • Ink cartridges and cell phones

Acceptable Materials

  • Antifreeze - no charge
  • Appliances - no charge
  • Automotive batteries - lead acid batteries from cars, trucks, and motorcycles - no charge
  • Books and DVDs - no charge
  • Brush - no charge
  • Clothing and footwear - no charge
  • Electronics - computer monitors and components, printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, etc. The first 2/year are free. Additional items will be charged at $5 per item
  • Freon appliances - air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, etc. - no charge
  • Propane tanks - 20 pound (tanks must be empty) - no charge
  • Scrap Metal - no charge
  • Single Stream Recyclables- no charge
    • Smooth cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • Newspapers, magazines and catalogs
    • White and colored paper
    • Mail and envelopes
    • Paper bags
    • Soft cover books and telephone books
    • Glass bottles and jars (all colors)
    • Clean aluminum foil wrap and trays
    • Metal cans (aluminum and tin)
    • Plastic bottles, containers and jugs (#1 through #7: yogurt cups, salad containers, etc.)
  • Staples, tape, glue and any paper that can tear are OK
  • Please rinse containers and flatten all cardboard to 30 inches square before recycling
  • Soft Yard Waste - Leaves, grass clippings and pine needles - no charge
  • Tires - passenger vehicle tires only; no commercial vehicle tires are accepted. All tires must be off the rims. The first 4 each year are free. Up to 4 additional tires per year will be accepted at a cost of $3 per tire.  No commercial accounts, residents only.

Non-acceptable Items

  • Soft paper:
    • Napkins
    • Paper towels
    • Tissues
  • Waxed or plastic-coated paper:
    • Candy wrappers
    • Frozen food, milk and juice boxes
    • Oatmeal and hot cocoa packets
    • Take-out containers
  • Soiled paper or Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags or film (Plastic bags or film cannot be recycled. They get caught up in the rollers at the separation plant.)
  • Ceramics, drinking glasses, mirrors or plate glass
  • No caps or covers of containers
  • Pill bottles
  • Used Motor Oil
    • Local auto parts stores that will accept used motor oil in Nashua:
      • Advanced Auto Parts 300 Main St. 598-0049
      • Autozone 100 DW Highway 888-7555
      • Pep Boys 274 Amherst St. 598-6600
      • NAPA Auto Parts 358 Main St. 882-8187

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Please check out the website of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission for more information.