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TRC: Mercury Thermostat Recycling

Mercury-containing thermostats should be disposed of/recycled responsibly. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) has a program that allows you to recycle your thermostats safely and easily. TRC provides transfer facilities the option to order one and five gallon collection bins for free. Ordering a bin is as easy as calling, sending an email, or accessing the website below. 

 

Pay As You Throw

Pay-As-You-Throw

 

For resources  to order "pay as you throw" bags and disposal stickers, please visit our other pages:

Resident Disposal Stickers

Pay-As-You-Throw Bag Companies

Cell Phone/Toner & Ink Jet Cartridge Recycling

Cell Phones/Toner/Ink Jet Cartridge Recycling

 Cell phones, and those plastic ink cartridges can be recycled instead of going into a landfill.  Some companies even provide discounts on future orders or cash back for these items! Here are some resources below.

 

Textile Recycling

Textile Recycling

Recycling clothing can be a challenge for communities. However, if you are currently not recycling textiles, please consider offering this important recycling opportunity for your residents. Collect clean & dry clothing, belts and shoes. Items must be bagged and not picked over.

Note: If your facility has a swap shop, do not collect clothing, belts and shoes in the swap shop but encourage residents to place in a designated and secure clothing bin.

Resident Disposal Sticker Sources

Resident Disposal Sticker Sources

Check out these resources below for ordering disposal stickers for transfer station use.

 

Microwave Recycling

Microwave Recycling

 

Microwaves can be recycled with your electronics OR with your scrap metal. 

If you choose to put your microwaves with your scrap metal, CAPACITORS MUST BE REMOVED. 

 

Mattress Recycling and Disposal

Mattress Recycling and Disposal

 

Local Option: Dismantle mattresses & box springs on site.

Dispose of wood in construction debris, metal in scrap metal and material in solid waste.

 

Household Batteries

Household Batteries

Do you know how to safely dispose of batteries? Several options are available and listed below for a variety of battery types.

 

Asbestos Abatement Companies

Asbestos is a toxic, natural occurring chemical that can cause rapid reproduction of cancer cells in the lungs called mesothelioma, you should test surfaces older than 1970 for it before removing paint layers. Below is a list of some companies in the Northeast to consult for your asbestos concerns.

 

Antifreeze & Waste Oil Recycling/Disposal

Several resources are provided below to contact for more information regarding safe recycling & disposal of antifreeze and waste oil.

Municipalities make also want to take advantage of resources provided by the NH Department of Environmental Services, such as applying for the NHDES Used Oil Grant, which can provide up to $2,500/year for NH Municipalities.