Household Hazardous Waste

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The Regional Planning Commission recognizes the great benefit to keeping toxic chemicals out of our water supplies by providing management options for unwanted chemicals like cleaning products, paint and paint related products, automotive fluids, and much more.

There are two household hazardous waste committees to assist communities in our region and provide outreach and education about not buying toxic products in the first place and what to do with unwanted toxic products we do have.

The Regional Planning Commission has been providing household hazardous waste collections for many years and for the last few years, in partnership with the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Pharmacy, has included the colleciton and proper management of unwanted medicines.

If you live in the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Region and would be interested in participating on a household hazardous waste committee, please contact Victoria Davis at the Commission at 603-448-1680 or

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Latest News

Non-Toxic Cleaning Videos!

New Brochures:
Check out our new brochures:  "Nontoxic Housecleaning: Using 3 Ingredients" and "Down the Drain".

2014 HHW and Unwanted Meds Collections:
We're starting early this year for your spring cleaning!!  Click here for our 2014 schedule including what to bring and what not to bring--and if your town is participating so you can come for free.  Residents from non-participating towns are always welcome, but you will have to pay at the event.  Small businesses, schools, and others are welcome if they pre-register at least two weeks in advance by calling us at 448-1680.

Police Drop Box Guide for New Hampshire:
"A Police Department's Guide to Becoming a Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Box Site" has just been published by the North Country Health Consortium.  You can download the model guide in Word here or as a pdf here.  The guide is compliant with NH RSA 318-E:1 and Chapter Jus 1603.  

The Town of Hanover and the City of Lebanon Police Departments each have an unwanted medicine drop box in their lobbies.  Vermont has several police drop boxes and a survey of these police stations indicates they are a great success.  

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