Public Works to host Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, October 28th

October 28, 2017

The Portsmouth Department of Public Works will hold its biannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, October 28th at the Public Works facility at 680 Peverly Hill Road. Residents of Portsmouth, Greenland and Newington are encouraged to bring household chemicals for safe disposal between 8:00 a.m. and noon. Proof of residency is required..

Household hazardous waste collection helps safely dispose of items that can harm residents' health, the environment and drinking water supplies. This collection day is organized as a drive-through service; residents remain in their vehicles and pull through the Public Works garage, where staff will remove the disposable items from vehicles.

Latex paint is not accepted at this event. Latex paint may be solidified with kitty litter, sawdust, speedy dry or by opening the can and allowing the paint to completely dry before it is disposed either at the Recycling Center or through regular trash pick-up.

Click here for detailed information on accepted materials on this day.


Household Hazardous Waste