Recycling

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling benefits your community and the environment. The information listed on this page will help educate you about the benefits of recycling and how you can do your part for your community.

Barrington Transfer Station/Recycling Center

224 Smoke Street
Barrington, NH 03825
(603) 664-2446
WEBSITE

Hours of Operation:
Winter Hours (After Labor Day):
Tuesday: 1pm to 5pm
Saturday: 8am to 5pm

Summer Hours (After Memorial Day):
Tuesday & Thursday: 1pm to 5pm
Saturday: 8am to 5pm

Always check website for closings due to weather or holidays.

Dover/Madbury Recycling Center

265 Mast Road
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 659-2239
WEBSITE

Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only from 8:30am to 3:30pm

Always check website for closings due to weather or holidays.

Durham Transfer Station & Recycling Center

100 Durham Point Road
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 868-8063
WEBSITE

Hours of Operation:
Open to the public from 7:30am to 3pm Tuesday and Saturday (except holidays)

Always check website for closings due to weather or holidays.

Epping Transfer Station & Recycling Center

135 Coffin Road
Epping, NH 03042
(603) 679-5441
WEBSITE

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday 12pm to 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 4pm

Always check website for closings due to weather or holidays.

Gonic/Rochester Trash & Recycling

45 Old Dover Road
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-4096
WEBSITE

View website for hours of operation.

Lee Transfer Station

11 Recycling Center Road
Lee, NH 03861
(603) 659-2239
WEBSITE

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 7am to 6pm
Thursday 7am to 6pm
Saturday 7am to 6pm
Tuesday 7am to 6pm

Always check website for closings due to weather or holidays.

Northwood Transfer Station

1 Town Works Way
Northwood, NH 03261
(603) 942-9105
WEBSITE

Hours of Operation:
Spring/Summer (April 1-August 31)
Saturday 8am to 3pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
Monday 1pm to 7pm
Wednesday 1pm to 7pm

Fall/Winter (September 1-March 31)
Saturday 8am to 3pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
Monday 1pm to 7pm
Wednesday 8am to 3pm

Always check website for closings due to weather or holidays.

Nottingham Recycling Center

11 Freeman Hall Road
Nottingham, NH 03290
(603) 942-5171
WEBSITE

Hours of Operation:
May 1 - September 30
Thursday: 11am to 7pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am to 5pm

October 1 - April 30
Thursday-Saturday 9am to 5pm

Always check website for closings due to weather or holidays.

Strafford Recycling Center

12 Mountain View Drive
Strafford, NH 03884
(603) 664-2192 (Town Hall)
WEBSITE

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday 4pm to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
Sunday 9am to 1pm

Always check website for closings due to weather or holidays.

Young girl recycling

Benefits of Recycling

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
  • Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
  • Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

EPA Recycling Basics – Learn More>>

EPA Infographic

View the EPA's infographic to learn more about America's recycling habits.

Voyage of the Mobro 4000

Retro Report | The New York Times

This Retro Report series revisits the 1987 voyage of a barge loaded with New York garbage. It became an international fiasco but foreshadowed the modern recycling movement.

The shocking scale of our waste - and the myth of recycling

Irene Rompa | TEDxMidAtlantic

It's hard to comprehend the amount of plastic waste humans produce every single day. But the impact is impossible to ignore. However, the answer is not recycling — it's reuse.

Straw No More

Molly Steer | TEDxJCUCairns

Nine year-old Molly saw the damage that disposable plastics do to the ocean, and knew she had to do something. With all the innocence of youth, she set about convincing schools to remove single use plastic straws from their shops.

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