Household Hazardous Waste

Hampstead residents have the opportunity to responsible dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) twice a year.  Each spring and fall we participate in an event that involves surrounding towns.

Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days:

Spring 2020: April 2020 (date to be determined) at 51 Old County Road, Plaistow, NH  (cancelled due to Covid-19)
Fall 2020:  October 24, 2020or November 7, 2020 - Hampstead Middle School - School Street
Please note that Hampstead residents must show proof of residency.

See below for items accepted at HHW events.  As a rule of thumb, products that have the following words on the labels are accepted: caution, toxic, combustible, poison, flammable, warning, and danger.  Note that latex paint is NOT a hazardous material since it is water based.
To dispose curbside you must harden it with paint hardener, sand, or kitty litter, and ensure it has time to set or dry up.

ALSO, the Hampstead Town Garage accepts old gas and oil and empty propane tanks the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.  The Town Garage is located at 35 Stage Road (Rt. 121)

To learn more about HHW and ways to avoid buying hazardous products, visit: https//www.epa.gov/hw/household-hazardous-waste-hhw

The following is accepted at HHW events:

Products in the home:
Aerosol spray cans
Batteries (rechargeable) Note: alkaline (regular) batteries can go in the trash
Cleaners for oven, drain, bathroom, tile and floor care
Disinfectants
Gun cleaning solvent
Fluorescent bulbs
Moth balls
Polishes for furniture, metal

Products in the garage:
Antifreeze
Artist Paint
Auto Repair products
Chemicals used for pools and photography
Fiberglass Epoxy
Fluids for cars such as brake fluid or transmission fluid
Garden Care such as chemical fertilizer, fungicides or herbicides
Gasoline/oil mixture, old gas (call Highway Department at 603-329-5110 to see if they will take it first)
Oil-based paint
Paint thinner & stripper
Rate Poison
Varnish

The following is NOT accepted at HHW events:
Ammunition
Commercial Waste
Computer monitors or equipment
Explosive materials
Fire Extinguishers
Gas (propane) cyclinders
Latex paint
Medical: Medical, infectious or biological waste; prescriptions, or syringes
Radioactive materials
Smoke detectors
Unknown materials