Solid Waste

Mission Statement

"To provide an efficient and effective Solid Waste Transfer/Recycling Station for the residents of Windham with an ongoing commitment to improvement."

What We Do

The Station provides solid waste disposal needs exclusively for the residents of Windham through a permit (window sticker) issued to each verified resident, or to a commercial hauler that has entered into a contractual agreement with the Town. All commercial/ industrial generated solid waste must be weighed and is subject to a disposal charge based upon the quantity and nature of the material. If you are disposing of an item which you are unsure of, please contact the Transfer/ Recycling station before transport to ensure that it is not a prohibited item. Signage is also posted at the Station to assist you.

Thermometer Exchanges

Residents can exchange their mercury, clinical thermometer for a digital ("green") thermometer at the Transfer/Recycling Station. Please ask a staff member for assistance.

Hazardous Materials

Water supply sources can be threatened by the improper handling and disposal of household hazardous materials. For more information on this issue, read more about Household Hazardous Waste and Your Drinking Water (PDF).

Fortunately, Windham residents are able to participate in Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days with funds granted by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). Check the Nashua Regional Planning Commission for the waste collection schedule, or check out their Household Hazardous Waste Program page for more information.

Recycling & Acceptable Materials

Recycling is mandatory in Windham, and separation is required at the Station to ensure recyclable items are placed in the correct areas. More information on the operation of the Station can be obtained by calling 603-426-5102, or you may wish to review the Town's Solid Waste Ordinance (PDF). Also, brochures are available at the Transfer Station and Town Hall, or you may read our latest informational brochure (PDF).

The Transfer Station will accept fluorescent bulbs up to 4 feet, CFLs, mercury thermostats, etc. Please give items to a staff member for storage.

Think Green

For more information on recycling, access the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services website.