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    Bids for the Lakes Region Planning Commission’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Days shall be received by: Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC), 103 Main St., Suite 3, Meredith, NH 03253 or emailed to David Jeffers djeffers@lakesrpc.org and Matt Rose mrose@lakesrpc.org by 4:00 PM EST, June 30, 2023. Bids submitted after this time and date will not be accepted.
    The LRPC will provide household hazardous waste collection services for up to twenty-five municipalities, mostly small and rural. The LRPC administers the program. Funding for the program is through a grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) and from the participating communities themselves.
    In general, the scope of work is as follows:
    1. Receiving, sorting, consolidating, packaging, storing, transporting, and disposing of household generated wastes including, but not limited to, oil-based paints, paint thinner, degreasers, pesticides, fertilizers, oven cleaners, and other wastes which could be classified as household hazardous.
    2. Contingent upon arrangements being made prior to the collection date which are mutually acceptable to both contractor and waste generator, receipt of school waste and packaging and invoicing of same separately from the collection waste.

    Note: The selected contractor must be a licensed hazardous waste transporter, authorized to handle, package, document, transport and insure disposal at an authorized hazardous waste facility in a safe and proper manner. In recent years, HHW collections have occurred at four sites on the last Saturday in July and four different sites on the first Saturday in August. This year we are planning one collection date in in June, one on the last weekend of July, one on the first weekend of August, and one in September (after Labor Day). Two sites will be set up on each date.
    The LRPC is requesting only Fixed Price bids. This year the Commission will consider bids that cover fewer than the full eight sites. LRPC is seeking the best possible bid or combination of bids for the participating communities.
    The LRPC reserves the right to waive any or all formalities in bids, to reject any or all bids submitted, and to accept the proposal deemed in the best interest of the municipalities served by the LRPC. The successful bidder may be awarded future annual HHW agreements for an additional three-year period; however, the LRPC reserves the right to re-open the bidding process each year.
    The Lakes Region Planning Commission Executive Board has the final approval authority in awarding the Agreement.
    No bid may be withdrawn within 90 days, including weekends and holidays,
    after the opening of bids on June 30, 2023.


    June 26, 2023 | 4:30 - 8:00 PM
    The Lakes Region Planning Commission is excited to announce its Annual Meeting & Awards Night which will be held in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom of Church Landing at Mill Falls located in Meredith on June 26, 2023.

    This year we will be acknowledging three Award of Excellence winners, four Community Service Award winners, and our first, newly named, Ayers-Cotton Environmental Service Award recipient!
    Following our annual meeting and election of officers, a dinner prepared by The Common Man family of restaurants will be served.

    Additionally, we are grateful to have two speakers on the topic of Renewable Energy in the Lakes Region concerning both the public and private sectors. Sam Evans-Brown, Executive Director of Clean Energy NH and Daniel Weeks, VP & Co-Owner of ReVision Energy will bring a wealth of knowledge to the table in the areas of solar energy, transportation (electric vehicles & charging stations, biofuels, etc.), energy storage, education, infrastructure, and economic development.
    Registration and tickets purchases are being conducted through Eventbrite using the following link: LRPC Annual Meeting Tickets or go to Eventbrite.com and search “LRPC Annual Meeting” to locate the event. Meeting agenda and dinner menu is posted here as well.

    Please contact LRPC at admin3@lakesrpc.org or by calling (603) 279-5334 with any questions or for further information.

    Tickets are limited. Last day to register is June 12th.

  • A DRAFT of the

    2023 Lakes Region Housing Needs Assessment

    is now available for review.

    Comments on the Draft 2023 Lakes Region Housing Needs Assessment should be submitted to djeffers@lakesrpc.org.
    The Office of Planning and Development (OPD) and their consultant, Outwith Studio, in partnership with the NH Association of Regional Planning Commissions (NHARPC) and the NH Planners Association (NHPA) will be running five virtual training sessions in June (each Thursday from 12 – 1 PM) concerning different tools in the NH Housing Toolbox (currently available in PDF form). These sessions will feature planners who have implemented these tools and can provide insights for implementation elsewhere. The training series will be timed with the launch of the NH Housing Toolbox interactive website, on June 1st.
    Registration is required for each session. For more information and to register, please use the following links: