SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

With USDA funding, the Lakes Region Planning Commission is working to address solid waste issues in our communities in an effort to mitigate water pollution and improve the management of solid waste sites.

LRPC provides technical assistance to solid waste operators, municipal officials, and community members. Our goal is to educate stakeholders about the importance of sustainble waste management. Program information and associated resources are posted here.


Helpful Links

(In alphabetical order by topic/waste type)

 

BATTERIES:


CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION (C&D) DEBRIS:


ELECTRONIC WASTE:


FOOD WASTE REDUCTION & COMPOSTING:

  • Google Drive Resource Folders:
    • Home Composting - Resources for composting at home.
    • Camp Composting - BMP guidance documents co-created by LRPC to help camps organize their own composting program.
    • School Composting - Site/operation planning, waste audits, log sheets, budgeting, case studies, etc.


GLASS/PROCESSED GLASS AGGREGATE (PGA):


HAZARDOUS WASTE - SMALL QUANTITY GENERATORS (SQG):


MEDICAL WASTE & SHARPS:


PAINT STEWARDSHIP:


PRESSURIZED CYLINDERS & CONTAINERS:


UNIVERSAL WASTE:


Facility Management & Waste Disposal

CAPPED LANDFILL MAINTENANCE:

​​EFFICIENT TRANSFER STATION SITE DESIGN:

PAY AS YOU THROW (PAYT):

DISPOSAL RESOURCES & TOOLKITS:


Reports & Articles

ARTICLES:

REPORTS:


Resource Library (misc.)

  • NHDES (publications)
  • NHPR's Recycling Network - News articles about recycling issues and progress in NH.
  • PaintCare - Tips to help in the painting process such as how much paint to buy, how to make your paint last longer, ideas on using up leftover paint, and where to take paint to be recycled.
  • Product Stewardship Institute - Since 2000, PSI’s model legislation and expert testimony have built extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws and programs nationwide. They work with governments, academia, nonprofits, and businesses to ensure that products are responsibly managed from design to end of life. Information on EPR by product.
  • The Recycling Partnership
  • What Can Be Recycled? - A list of 200+ items you may consider recycling/repurposing. Always check with your local transfer station to determine what they recycle!

Map Collection

USE THE LINKS BELOW TO FIND:   

 

INTERACTIVE LINKS
Electronic & Appliance
Repair & Disposal Locations
List of Repair Shops
Lakes Region
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
HHW Collection Sites
Visit our HHW webpage
for collection event info.
 "Forever Chemicals"
(PFOA, PFOS, PFHXS, PFNA & PFAS)
DES Water Sampling Map
Sustainable Food Networks
NH Food Alliance
Lakes Region 
Household Oil Collection Sites
Location Map
Solar Siting Potential for
Lakes Region SW Facilities
SW Solar Suitability Map
Lakes Region Transfer Stations
Address Locations
Location Map
 

 

This material is based upon work supported under a grant by the Rural Utilities Service, United States Department of Agriculture*. Lakes Region Planning Commission is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. 

*Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Rural Utilities Service.


Solid Waste Roundtables

Roundtable topics are subject to change until the meeting date is set.
  

Foodwaste Composting in NH
Guest Speaker:
Joan Cudworth, Hollis DPW
Topic: Hollis Pilot Program
January 16, 2023
Minutes
Zoom Recording
Glass Management
Efficiencies and Uses
June 6, 2023
Minutes
Universal Waste Management
September 21, 2023
Zoom Recording


RSVP by calling (603) 279-5336
or send us an email


Solid waste operators can obtain credits for NHDES continuing professional development licensure by attending our roundtables.The number of credit hours depends on the session. 
 


Roundtable Archive

(FY = October 1 - September 30)

USDA FY21-22

Updates on Recycling Markets &
NH's Solid Waste Legislation
October 25, 2021
AgendaMinutes,
(NRRA) Recycling Market Slides
(NHDES) Legislation Slides
Improving HHW Event Access
and Measuring Success
with NAHMMA
May 12, 2022
 
Running a HHW Event
and HHW RFPs / Bidding
with NAHMMA
May 5, 2022
 
School Composting: The Basics & What to Consider
Part of the NH Farm to School
2022 Webinar Series

March 24, 2022

(LRPC) Presentation Slides
 


USDA FY20-21

Home Composting 
(Part 2): Next Steps
May 21, 2021
Webinar Recording,
Slide Deck
Smokin' Hot Topics
with NAHMMA
May 6, 2021
Webinar Recordings,
Agenda
(Panelist Bios)
Home Composting
(Part 1): The Basics
January 29, 2021
Webinar Recording,
Handouts,
Slide Deck


USDA FY19-20

BCEP Solid Waste District (Tour)
September 15, 2020
Minutes
Medical Waste (Part 2)
August 14, 2020
Webinar Recording,
Resources
Medical Waste (Part 1)
March 4, 2020
AgendaMinutes,
Handout
Regional Waste
Management (Part 2)
February 10, 2020
AgendaMinutes
Regional Waste
Management (Part 1)
January 2, 2020
AgendaMinutes


USDA FY18-19

HHW & Small Quantity Generators
September 19, 2019
AgendaMinutes
Capped Landfill 
Maintenance 101
May 30, 2019
AgendaMinutes,
Presentation 1,
Presentation 2
Glass Use in Transporation
February 6, 2019
AgendaMinutes,
Presentation
Food Waste Composting
December 20, 2018
AgendaMinutes,
Presentation
Food Recovery & Donation
in the Lakes Region
November 5, 2018
Event Details/PPTs,
Minutes, Survey


USDA FY17-18

Electronic Waste (2)
August 16, 2018
AgendaMinutes,
Presentation
Pay As You Throw (PAYT)
June 14, 2018
Minutes,
Presentation
Efficient Site & Materials Management
February 22, 2018
AgendaMinutes,
Presentation
Construction & Demo Debris
December 14, 2017
AgendaMinutes


USDA FY16-17

Problem Waste: Plastic Bags/Film
September 21, 2017
AgendaMinutes,
Presentation
Recycling: Is It Worth It?
August 17, 2017
AgendaMinutes
Electronic Waste (1)
April 27, 2017 
Minutes
Regional Solid Waste
Disposal Options
March 30, 2017
AgendaMinutes,
Presentation
Universal Waste Management
February 16, 2017
Minutes,
Presentation
 

 

Waste Hauling/Disposal Contracts


Resources when writing or negotiating municipal waste disposal/hauling contracts.

CHAPTER 53-B (Solid Waste Management Districts)

NH Municipal Association (NHMA) - Contracting 101

Northeast Resource Recovery Association (webinars):

EPA - Contracts & Agreements (examples)

Town of Wolfeboro