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Highway Dept.
Granite St. Ext.
Allenstown, NH
485-5460

Hours of Operation (for residents):
Tu. & Th. 7:00-10:00 a.m.
Sat. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Restrictions:
Open to residents only.
Dump sticker required. No cost at the transfer station.

Saturday Closings:
May 26
July 4
Sept. 5

Curbside Trash Pickup:
Mon.
As of Sept. 8, 2014, Casella Waste Systems is collecting trash and recyclables.

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."

Contacts:

Name Title Phone
Ron Pellisier Road Agent (2016-2019) 603-485-5460
Mark Boisvert Foreman 603-485-5460

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.

Allenstown Recycles

recycleResidents 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):

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Clean box board (cereal and shoe boxes)
  • Catalogs, phone books, other books
  • Office paper, junk mail, and envelopes
  • Metal food and beverage cans
  • Glass bottles and jars of any color
  • Plastics (SPI codes 1-7)

You can also recycle these items at other collection points at the transfer station:

  • Used motor oil
  • Scrap metal
  • Lead auto batteries
  • Leaf and yard debris (the composted material is a great source of free fill for your home landscaping projects)

For certain items, there is a disposal fee (see the PDF file). Get a permit at Town Hall or get a permit online for $1.50 more.

The following items are not recyclable and must be placed in the trash dumpsters:

  • Soiled paper and cardboard
  • Household garbage and food waste
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic grocery and food bags and cellophane
  • Glassware (bowls, drinking glasses, mirrors, light bulbs, window glass, pyrex)
  • Ceramics (dishes, coffee cups, pots)
  • Tissues and paper towels


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