Household Hazardous Waste

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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.

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 collection and proper disposal of unwanted medicines.

If you live in the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Region and would be interested in participating educational events or helping at the collections, please contact Victoria Davis at the Commission at 603-448-1680 or vdavis@uvlsrpc.org.

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Latest News

Two FREE Green Cleaning Workshops

Thursday, June 25 at the Lebanon Food Co-op in Centerra from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Thursday, July 2 at the Richards Free Library in Newport from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Learn what commercial cleaners to avoid and how to make your own cleaners.  Leave with recipes and nontoxic cleaners you make to use in your home.

Please register by calling 603-448-1680 or e-mailing jwetmore@uvlsrpc.org.


2015 HHW and Unwanted Meds Collections:

We're starting early this year for your spring cleaning!!  Click here for our 2015 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 with over 25 gallons of hazardous waste are welcome if they pre-register at least two weeks in advance by calling us at 448-1680.

New Safe Meds Program:  Visit the Twin State Safe Meds web site to learn about proper storage and disposal of unwanted meds as well as police drop box sites for everyday disposal.

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

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 unwanted medicine drop boxes in their lobbies.  Vermont has several police drop boxes and a survey of these police stations indicates they are a great success.  

Non-Toxic Cleaning Videos!


 

Annual Reports for Household Hazardous Waste Committees

The HHW Committees ceased to operate in 2014 although many of the members volunteer at the Home and Life Show in Hanover and other events.  Thanks to all the members for their dedication over the years.

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

2000 - 2009 Annual Reports

1995 - 1999 Annual Reports