NH Locations to Deposit Food Scraps and Yard Waste

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

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

New London, NH Public Works sells compost bins, compost turner, and food scrap kitchen pails.

  • Website: https://www.nl-nh.com/transfer
  • 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

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).


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.


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.


Elm City Compost

Area of Service: 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.