COVID-19 Resources for New Hampshire Communities

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In an effort to keep up-to-date with evolving guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHDES’ Solid Waste Management Bureau (SWMB) has updated its list of resources relevant to the management of solid waste during the pandemic. The document now includes recently-released guidance from the CDC specific to the waste management and recycling industry, as well as other resources from national and regional organizations. 

https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/waste/swmb/documents/messagetoswfownersandoperators.pdf

During the COVID-19 state of emergency, periodic SWMB program updates will continue to be posted on the SWMB website, under “Hot Topics.”  

https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/waste/swmb/index.htm.

Safety Checklist for Solid Waste Facility Operators:

COVID-19 Safety Tips for Solid Waste Facility Operators -NH Dept. of Environmental Services

If you need to make changes to your facility operations, including changes to minimize contact with solid waste that has potential or known COVID-19 contamination, operating hours, or other facility services, please notify NHDES of the needed changes via email sent to solidwasteinfo@des.nh.gov. NHDES will place the notice in the facility record.  No additional action is required on your part to update NHDES.