Food & Yard Scraps Services in NH
Food scraps and yard waste should be kept OUT of municipal solid waste (MSW) whenever possible.
They can either be composted (in the luxury of your own yard), or deposited at a facility such as the examples below. Check out these resources to see if they offer a solution for you! Additionally, you may want to check with your local transfer station, local farms, and garden centers to see what options they offer as well.
For examples of community-wide composting programs, please visit Municipalities with Composting Programs (NH, VT)
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The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA)
2101 Dover Road, Epsom, NH 03234
NRRA holds an "Annual Compost Bin Sale" every year for municipalities to purchase items in bulk to offer for sale to their communities. We participate as well to have items on site at our office for individuals to purchase. Please check with NRRA staff to see what items are have in stock!
New London, NH Public Works Department
The New London, NH Public Works sells compost bins, compost turners, and food scrap kitchen pails.
- For further information please contact Nancy Barthol, Administrative Assistant at New London PWD.
- Phone: (603) 526-6337
Locations to Deposit Food Scraps and Yard Waste
The Dirt Doctors
709 Keith Ave, Pembroke, NH 03275
The Dirt Doctors is a landscaping company in Pembroke, NH that accepts clean yard waste (sticks, grass clippings - no food scraps).
- Phone: (603) 229-3200
192 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH 03301
This sustainable family-owned farm has a Farm Stand committed to serving Concord, NH and the surrounding areas with amazing produce and compost. Individuals can drop off food scraps for a fee of $5 and companies can drop off food scraps for $30 per visit. Tree branches are also accepted at $5 per visit. Please stop by house to get correct directions to deposit material.
- Phone: 603-228-6230
Gelinas Excavation Recycling Center
10 Intervale Rd., Concord, NH, NH 03301
Reprocess earth materials to make a useful product. Individuals can drop off their lawn and garden debris at no charge. If you have sticks, brush, logs then there is a small fee and needs to be separate from the compost area.
- Phone: (603) 545-4835 (Recycling Office)
- Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Directions: Gelinas Excavation Recycling Center is located off Fort Eddy Road, exit 1 off of Rt.393 (straight ahead) behind C.A.V.E.S Veterinary Hospital.
Food Scrap Pick Up Services
Service Area Expanding
Agri-Cycle operates a fleet of trucks dedicated to both solid and liquid food waste collection. They accept all types of food waste including produce, meat, seafood, and dairy, as well as brewery and other industrial food waste. Our fleet is also capable of collecting palletized packaged food waste, either as part of our scheduled routes, an emergency or an on-call basis. All you have to do is put your food waste in our totes and they will take it from there. If your organization needs to dispose of packaged food, they can take that material as well.
- Phone: 1-800-850-9560
Service Area: New Hampshire & Southern Maine
Mr. Fox provides residential and commercial composting services to the New England Seacoast area. Residential services include delivering supplies needed to compost to your residence and pick up on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Mr. Fox will work with businesses to to customize a compost program based on business needs. They will also provide compost services for your next event.
Elm City Compost
Service Area: Keene, NH & Events in the Monadnock Region
Elm City Compost services include residential compost collection, pick up services at the Monadnock Food Co-op, business collection and zero waste events in the Keene, NH area.
- Phone: (603) 686-7894
- Email questions to: email@example.com
Please let these companies know you heard about them through NRRA. Thank you!