Residential Collections

The Division of Public Works, Solid Waste Department provides a weekly curbside pick-up of trash and seasonal soft yard waste for most residences in Nashua. Recyclables are collected year-round on a biweekly basis, on the same day as trash pick-up.

Oversized Items

Special collection of oversize bulky items, metal items including appliances, and tires (off rims) are also picked up on an appointment basis from residences that receive trash collection service from mid-Spring until the end of October. 

Curbside collection of oversized items and appliances have ended for the season and will resume again in spring of 2024.

The appointment must be made one week in advance and by calling the Solid Waste Department during regular business hours. All calls must be received by Friday at noon in order for the items to be picked up the following week. For more information, call 603-589-3410.

2024 Holiday Schedule

Collections will be postponed by 1 day on the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 15
  • Presidents' Day – Monday, February 19
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 2
  • Indigenous People's Day – Monday, October 14
  • Presidential Election Day- Tuesday, November 5
  • Veterans Day - Monday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25

For example: If a holiday occurs on a Monday, that day’s trash routes will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday’s trash on Wednesday, and so forth. The Four Hills Landfill and the Nashua Recycling Center will also be closed on these holidays.

Note: Weather emergencies may also delay or postpone collection. For updates check: 

  1. Channel 16
  2. Facebook - Nashua DPW
  3. Twitter - @nashuadpw
  4. - main page under Alerts & Notices and News Flash on the Solid Waste home page

Collection Guidelines

  • Cart covers must be fully closed. Carts with lids lifted due to overflow will not be picked up. All extra bags of trash from move-ins, celebrations, Spring/Fall cleaning, or move-outs must be brought to the Four Hills landfill under a $5.00 landfill sticker. (Exception: Christmas)
  • Please place no earlier than 24 hours before collection day, and by 6:45 am on the scheduled collection day. Carts must be removed from the curb by the end of the collection day.
  • Late set-outs will not be picked up.
  • Carts must be placed at the edge of the road, within 2 feet of the curb.
  • Separate the cart from obstacles - mailbox, fence, utility poles, other carts and recycling bins - by at least 3 feet.
  • Place cart at least 10 feet away from a parked car.
  • The cart handle must face the house.
  • Keep cart away from low-hanging branches or wires.
  • Carts blocked by vehicles or other obstructions may not be picked up.
  • During winter, please clear a space at the road for carts and recycling bins, and please remove any snow or ice that gets into your carts or bins.
  • Please do not put containers on top of or behind snow banks.

Residential Collections Information