Recycling Information and Tips
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household generates over 4 pounds of garbage each day.
Given widespread, increasing concern for the environment, the good news is that 60%- 80% of this garbage can be recycled.
Items made of glass, plastics, cardboard, aluminum and paper can all be removed from the waste stream and used over again, thereby reducing waste removal costs and giving Mother Nature a break!
Southern New Hampshire Disposal offers homeowners a user-friendly and comprehensive waste recycling program.
If you are an existing trash disposal customer and would like to learn how you can recycle, we invite you to contact customer service at (603) 821-0146 today.
Did you know that between 35%–40% of the trash discarded by the average American household is paper that can be recycled?
Imagine how much the burden on our nation's landfills could be reduced simply by recycling paper alone?
Below, listed your convenience, are materials that are both acceptable and unacceptable for recycling. Let's start with acceptable first.
60%-65% of the average family's discarded trash consists of non-paper items. The good news is that much of this waste material can be recycled. Let's take a look at both acceptable and unacceptable items in the non-paper category:
Preparing Recyclables For Collection
SNH Disposal offers a wide assortment of receptacles for your recycling needs, all of which can be purchased at a preferred customer discount and delivered right to your location at no additional charge.
Call customer service at (603) 821-0146 for details!
NOTE: Recycle bins must not weigh more than 50 lbs or exceed 30 gallon capacity.
How can you tell whether a plastic item can be recycled? Look on the bottom! That's where you will find the standard recycling symbol surrounding a single-digit number ranging from 1–7 to identify the specific type of plastic the item is made from.
SLAM DUNK: Numbers 1 and 2 are accepted by all communities since they're the easiest plastics to recycle.
NOT SO EASY: Numbers 3 – 7 are more difficult to recycle and may not be accepted by all communities.
Be sure to check with your town or city first!
NO NUMBERS?: That's easy - no recycling! Items with no symbol on the bottom cannot be recycled.
TYPES OF RECYCLABLE PLASTICS
The list below shows the various types of recyclable plastics with some examples of their everyday usage.
Residential Curbside Collection
Does your town not offer curbside collection?
Do you reside on a private road with no access to municipal waste collection?
Contact SNH Disposal. We offer convenient, affordable, curbside trash collection and waste recycling to a wide range of New Hampshire and Massachusetts communities. Call customer service at (603) 821-0146 for more information.
Certain items cannot be disposed of under existing state laws.
If you need to dispose of these items (see list below), or if you need to dispose of anything that needs special handling, even if you just have a question about whether a particular item requires special handling, don't hesitate to contact us.
SPECIAL HANDLING ITEMS
(including, but not limited to the following)
Give us a call at (603) 821-0146 or use the handy contact form on this page. We will be pleased to schedule a special pickup, or we can instruct you on the best way to dispose of the item.