Hours of Operation (for residents):
Curbside Trash Pickup:
The Allenstown Highway Department is responsible for maintaining town roads year round, plowing the roads in the winter, providing town residents access to the Transfer Station three days a week, and promoting recycling as a way to reduce waste and reduce taxes.
The Transfer Station (AKA the town dump) is a good place to meet your neighbors and your NH State Representative, Alan Turcottte. The place is especially busy on Saturdays when most people "make a run to the dump."
Casella Contracted for Curbside Trash Collection
In 2014, Allenstown entered into a 10-year contract for trash disposal with Casella Waste Systems. This agreement replaced the one with the Wheelabrator facility off Exit 17 in Penacook, NH.
On the plus side, this provides the town with a fixed price for trash collection and disposal and eliminates the need to replace the aging packer truck and the need to tranport trash to Penacook. On the negative side, Casella initially provided only one size barrel, a huge 96-gallon monster; well, actually two: one for household trash and one for recyclables. If you press the issue, you can get 50-gallon barrels instead.
Casella's site is on River Road, less than a mile from the Transfer Station making this a savings in time, labor, and operating costs.
Residents can recycle much of their household trash at the Transfer Station on Granite St. The more you recycle, the lower tonnage to be disposed of at full price. The lower the tonnage, the lower the Solid Waste Disposal budget, and the lower that budget, the lower your taxes.
Mandatory recycling took effect on July 1, 2011 at the Transfer Station. As of December 2011, curbside recycling took effect.
You can recycle the following items in the single-stream recycling bins (be sure to rinse out containers):
You can also recycle these items at other collection points at the transfer station:
The following items are not recyclable and must be placed in the trash dumpsters: