Household Hazardous Waste Day
Held twice a year, in Spring and Fall. Next date: April 29, 2023, 8 am to 12 noon at the Portsmouth Recycling Center, 680 Peverly Hill Road.
For residents of Portsmouth, Greenland & Newington - Proof of Residency Required.
Location: Department of Public Works, 680 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
NO LATEX PAINT will be accepted at this collection 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.
Bring your unwanted household chemicals to Portsmouth's Dept of Public Works for safe disposal including:
|From the Yard:||From the Garage:||From the House:||From the Workbench:|
|Fertilizer||Acids||Bathroom cleaner||Brush cleaner|
|Fungicides||Creosote||Furniture polish||Paint (lead and oil-based)|
|Insect spray||Driveway sealers/tar||Metal polish||Stain/Finish|
|Lighter fluid||Flea powder||Mothballs||Rust preventative|
|Pest strips/traps||Gasoline||Oven cleaner||Solvents|
|Poisons||Radiator flush||Photo chemicals||Thinner/Turpentine|
|Pool chemicals||Roofing tar||Rug cleaner||Wood preservatives|
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND YOUR DRINKING WATER
What Is Household Hazardous Waste?
Hazardous wastes typically found in homes include: · Gasoline · Antifreeze · Photographic Chemicals · Oil-Based Paints · Drain Cleaners · Pesticides · Furniture Strippers · Oven Cleaners · Disinfectants · Kerosene · Spot Removers · Used Motor Oil · Auto Batteries
Why Should I be Concerned?
When improperly stored and disposed these products can injure you, your family, or your pets; harm the environment; and possibly contaminate drinking water supplies.
Are Some Places At Greater Risk Than Others?
The Portsmouth area is of particular concern because it has been identified as an area from which groundwater flows to a public drinking water supply. If you have a well on your property, you also need to think about protecting the groundwater that supplies your well.
What Should I Do?
Residents of Portsmouth, Greenland and Newington can bring their household hazardous waste to Portsmouth’s Department of Public Works, 680 Peverly Hill Rd. Portsmouth.
For more information about Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) call DES at 271-2047 or visit our household hazardous waste web site at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/hhwp/index.htm
For more information about the NH Drinking Water Source Protection Program call DES at 271-7061 or visit the web site at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/dwspp/index.htm