A thirty-gallonbarrel (trash can) is the basic unit for refuse pickup. Pickup limits are typically set as a numberof barrels or the equivalent 1 plastic bag. The maximum limits for Hampstead residential refuse pickup at curbside are:
Single family residential home 2 barrels or 4 bags
Single-familyresidential home with approved apartment 3 barrels or 6 bags (total)
Duplex homes 4 barrels or 8 bags (total)
Condominium homes 2 barrels or 4 bags (each)
Apartments of two units 3 barrels or 6 bags (total)
Mobile or manufactured homes on common property 2barrelsor 4 bags (each)
If you have more trash than these guidelines allow in each week, you can purchase a sticker for each additional trash bag for $2/bag. The sticker must be placed visibly on each additional bag and not on the trash barrel. Any additional trash bags outside of set limits without a sticker will not be picked up. Stickers are sold at Town Hall.
There are no limits on recycling put out each week.
Recycling Container Guidelines: You can use a Hampstead recycling bin (available at Town Hall), or you can use any other barrel, bin, container as long as it’s clearly marked as “RECYCLING.”