Laconia: City on the Lakes

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City of Laconia Public Works Department

Recycling


Residential Curbside Recycling

Laconia offers every-other-week collection of eligible recyclables on specified collection routes.

Eligible materials include:

Glass Bottles/Jars

Steel/Aluminum Cans

Plastics #1 through #7

Paper

Paperboard and Corrugated Cardboard (OCC).

 

NO STYROFOAM OR PLASTIC BAGS PLEASE!

YOU MUST RECYCLE IN ORDER TO GET YOUR TRASH PICKED UP!

(Or take part in remote recycling-See Below)

Remote Recycling: If you go to a remote location to recycle instead of using the curbside option, you can get an orange sticker that reads "Remote Recycler" from the Public Works Department at 27 Bisson Ave. Place the sticker on your trash container only!

(For more on remote recycling sites and Single Stream Recycling see next page.)

THERE'S NO LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF RECYLABLES YOU CAN PUT CURBSIDE!

The City has mandated that all residences and businesses recycle in order to be eligible for collection of trash.  Recycling was mandated for two reasons:

  • Lower the City's cost of collection which is funded from Property Tax
  • Help minimize the impact on the environment

We greatly appreciate your cooperation and participation in this recycling effort!

***Curbside collection stops found in violation of the recycling requirement, in violation of the maximum number of trash containers, or presenting uncontained trash will be "ticketed" noting the specific violation and trash will not be collected.  Appropriate disposal is the responsibility of the property owner.

 

(Trash needs to be inside a bag AND inside a container!)

Container Options

18-gallon bins (Totes) for recycling are available for purchase at Public Works for $9.00 each.

OR

You can use any rigid container of your choice clearly marked "Recycling".  The Department of Public Works has recycling stickers available for your container free of charge.

For questions or to purchase a recycling container, please call the Solid Waste Coordinator at 528-6379, Ext. 300.  Recycling totes may also be picked up at the DPW office, 27 Bisson Avenue.

Remote Recycling Drop-Off Sites

Residents not on collection routes or those with a large accumulation of recyclables are encouraged to use drop-off sites at the following locations:

 

  • Laconia Transfer Station
  • Behind the Lakeport Fire Station(Well Lighted-Open 24 hrs-7 Days a week)
  • The Weirs Community Center parking lot(Well Lighted-Open 24 hrs-7 Days a week)
  • Behind the old City Garage at 257 Messer Street(Well Lighted-Open 24 hrs-7Days a week)
  • Lindsey Court, across from the Memorial Park Clubhouse(Open 24hrs-7 Days a Week)

If you prefer to use the remote recycling locations rather than have your recyclables picked up curbside, please be sure to pick up a free "Remote Recycler" sticker to identify your location as participating in recycling to ensure curbside collection of your trash.

Single Stream Recycling

The City has a single stream recycling program. No sorting is necessary. All materials including paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic can all go in the same container.

NO STYROFOAM OR PLASTIC BAGS PLEASE!

You may either use the 18 gallon recycling bins available for purchase at Public Works for $9.00 or a container no larger than 64 gal when placing your recycling curbside for collection.

 

Please clearly mark your container "RECYCLING" so that it is not mistaken for your trash container, or pick up a recycling decal at DPW headquarters on 27 Bisson Ave.

2017 Curbside Recycling/Solid Waste Newsletter and Recycling Schedule

 
 
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