There are multiple ways to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) and medical waste safely and conveniently. Be sure to confirm what types of items can be brought to each disposal site.
Lakes Region Household Hazardous Product Facility (LRHHPF) and Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) HHW disposals differ in these ways:
- LRPC conducts disposal two days in the summer, is free but has a household limit, and does not accept commercial waste.
- LRHHPF is open more frequently, charges a fee but allows unlimited amounts, and accepts commercial waste.
LRHHPF - Lakes Region Household Hazardous Product Facility
Site coordinator: Sarah Silk
404 Beech Pond Road
Open May - October Questions?
Every third Saturday Call LRHHPF or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LRHHPF is a storage facility where Sandwich residents and taxpayers pay to dispose of hazardous waste. There is no limit as to how much waste households may bring. The fee is $45 for each 0 - 5 gallon increment. The town has a small budget for reimbursing these expenses, so bring your receipt to the Selectmen's Office to be reimbursed up to $45.
Small businesses can make an appointment to dispose of commercial waste also. See for latest info: https://www.wolfeboronh.us/lakes-region-household-hazardous-product-facility
LRPC Annual 2-day Household Hazardous Waste collection:
The LRPC HHW days are held the last Saturday of July and first Saturday of August, from 8:30am – 12pm. There are multiple locations for drop-off around the Lakes Region; the first collection day July 29th will be held in Meredith (Meredith DPW Garage) with a second date of August 5th in Moultonborough.
These collection days only accept waste from residents and taxpayers, no commercial waste is accepted. There are no fees for this service, however there is a 10 gallon or 50 pound limit per household.
For more info contact David Jeffers at 603-279-5341, or visit the LRPC website: https://www.lakesrpc.org/serviceshhw.asp
What can I bring to LRHHPF/LRPC dropoff?
From the House From the Yard and Garden From the Workbench
Arts and crafts supplies Cesspool cleaner Paint stripper
Drain opener Coal tar-based driveway sealer Paint thinner & solvents
Dry-cleaning fluids Muriatic acid Oil-based paint
Epoxies and resins Pesticides (1 gal container or smaller) Spray paint
Floor cleaner & polish Herbicides & weed killers Stains and varnishes
Metal polish Pool chemicals Wood preservative
Oven cleaner Rust preventative Sealants
Roofing tar From the Garage
Unbroken fluorescent bulbs Radiator cleaners
Car wax and polishes Carburetor cleaners & de-greasers
Gasoline & diesel fuel
Mixed motor oil
*REMINDER: Latex/acrylic paints are not a hazardous product
What is NOT accepted at LRHHPF/LRPC dropoff?
Ammunition, fireworks, asbestos, gas cylinders (including propane tanks), empty/solidified oil-based paints, electronics, explosives, radioactive materials (smoke alarms), household trash, tires. Other items that were previously accepted and no longer are accepted at annual HHW collections:
1. Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
3. Batteries (all types)
4. Thermometers, thermostats, and other mercury containing devices
Click on the above links for alternative disposal options.
For each event:
- You will be asked to participate in a brief survey, which helps to improve collection efforts
- Keep materials in their original containers
- For speedy drop-off, place containers in a sturdy cardboard box in your trunk
Medical Waste Disposal
Please check with each organization to understand what items they will or won’t take.
Many police departments (including Moultonborough's) have dropboxes for medicinal disposal.
The Sandwich Police Deparment also participates in National Drug Take Back Days which occur on a semi-annual basis (usually in April and October). The Police Department will advertise these collection days as they gets closer.