Information Sheet

Electric Car - Hybrid Vehicle Battery Management

Electric car batteries DO NOT BELONG at Recycling Facilities.

 

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Communities should not accept these batteries but should advise residents to contact the specific manufacturer for instructions on proper handling.

Roll-Off Container Covers

Markets require that recyclables be kept dry in order to assure the lowest cost or highest revenue for loose aluminum cans, cardboard, commingled containers, glass, mixed paper and steel cans. Many communities have purchased the covers described below to keep their recyclables dry (free of rain and snow, as well as the added benefit of keeping material from blowing around your facility).

Company: DumpsterGard

  • Made of 90% recycled rigid plastic

  • Four panels cover a large container

Average Cost Per Ton (Tipping and Trucking): C&D, MSW

Average Cost per Ton of MSW (Municipal Solid Waste)- NRRA Members

Based on 2020 tonnages and haul fees

Towns with Population 4,000 and under

 

TRC: Mercury Thermostat Recycling

Mercury Thermostat Recycling Companies

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. 


Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC)

New York, NY

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. 

Municipalities with Composting Programs (NH, VT)

NRRA receives requests from municipal members who are interested in hearing about members with current food scrap composting programs. They want to know where to start, how to survey their community, how to get their residents involved, and how to get the decision-makers on-board.  We hope that the communities below can serve as an example to other municipalities who need to know where to start to set up their own food scrap composting programs. Please check out their resources and reach out with questions.

 

Book Recycling

Textbooks, Hardcover and Softcover

Below are a few resources you may contact for book recycling options.


The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA)

Some of our vendors accept softcover books in with the residential mixed paper. One of our vendors accepts hardcover books, in boxes, delivered to Wilmington, MA.

Call2Recycle: Battery Recycling

Household Battery Recycling & Disposal

According to their website, "Call2Recycle offers convenient options for responsibly recycling your old batteries. Whether you only have a few batteries or generate larger quantities, need a one-time option or ongoing solution, Call2Recycle has you covered."  Below is a summary of some of Call2Recycle's programs. 2021 Call2Recycle battery program options are listed 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

Universal Waste Labels

Universal Waste Labels

Suggestions for Ordering Universal Waste Labels; Check out the options these companies offer at their sites. 

 

To COPY for placement on boxes/pails/drums of Universal Waste Items.

 

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