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.

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  • 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


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).


Farm Partners in On-Farm Food Scrap Composting Program

Service area is dependent on farm location, see website for further information.

The purpose of this project is to reduce solid waste, avoid water pollution, and increase soil health by providing technical support and training for community-scale food scrap composting and manure management on farms in rural and small communities in Vermont and New Hampshire. Funded by a USDA Rural Utility Services Solid Waste Management Grant Program. 

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  • Phone: (802) 373-6499
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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.

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  • Phone: (603) 545-4835 (Recycling Office)
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  • 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.

Lewis Farm

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.


Work Song Farm

284 Beech Hill Rd. Hopkinton, NH 03229

Operated by Dan and Abby Kilrain, is a small-scale, certified organic farm that produces diverse vegetables, herbs and flowers on three acres in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. They aim to grow healthy, delicious food for their local community and to strive for sustainability in every way. In support of their local community, excess produce is donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens. On-site food scrap composting is done through a bucket system, where participants can pick up empty buckets at the farm and return full buckets. Food scraps only, no paper products or other compostable single-use items accepted.


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.


Black Earth Compost

Service Area = 1 Hour from their Groton, MA facility

Black Earth Compost was founded in 2011 and currently has over 30 trucks to serve RI, MA, and is now expanding into NH.  They are a vertically integrated company that does both the collection and processing of food waste from over 35,000 residents and commercial businesses totaling over 350 tons per week.  They then sell finished bag and bulk compost.

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  • Contact: Jean Grobe Business Development Manager, NH at 1-617-803-6325 or

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.

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  • Phone: (413) 406-6466
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Grow Nashua

Service Area: Nashua, NH

Grow Nashua now offers a local food scrap collection service that is creating soil, green energy, and local jobs and has diverted over 480,000 pounds from our landfill to date (just one bucket at a time from residents like you)! We will compost your food scraps and organic materials while simultaneously supporting our non-profit outreach in Nashua's inner city and school gardens. 

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  • Phone: (603) 886-7071
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Mr. Fox

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.


Renewal Garden & Compost

Help your Community in the Greater Manchester Area (they have a drop-off site at the Concord Co-op, too!).

  • Add to the beauty of your community with less in landfills, and more gardens in yards!
  • By composting, you are helping to create vegetable gardens and food education for your community.
  • Live a healthier lifestyle when reducing waste: eat more fruits and vegetables.

Sign up for residential pick up or drop off food scraps services.


Vanguard Renewables

A zero-waste closed loop lifecycle, Farm Powered organics-to-renewable energy combines unusable food and beverage waste and farm manure to generate clean, renewable energy and low carbon fertilizer.

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  • Phone: (781) 232-7597
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Please let these companies know you heard about them through NRRA. Thank you!