ROCHESTER — Director of City Services John Storer is pleased to announce that Rochester will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event next month.
Saturday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Turnkey Landfill, 90 Rochester Neck Road
Residents from Rochester, Barrington, Farmington, Milton, Middleton, New Durham, Northwood, Somersworth, Strafford and Wakefield are invited to participate in the event.
Up to 10 gallons of the following hazardous materials will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event:
House and garden products: Weed killer, fertilizers, no-pest strips, ant spray and baits, bug and rodent-sprays, poisons, flea repellents, shampoos, bug sprays, houseplant insecticides, oven cleaners, drain and toilet cleaners, wood/metal cleaners and polishes, rug cleaners, bleach, pool chemicals, tub/tile and shower cleaners, button cell and lithium batteries.
Garage products: Car wax and polish, fuel additives, carburetor/fuel injector cleaners, air conditioning refrigerants, starter fluids, creosote, antifreeze, transmission and brake fluid.
Workshop/painting products: Oil or enamel based paint stains and finishes, paint strippers and removers, photographic chemicals, fixatives, adhesives, glues or other solvents.
The following hazardous materials are NOT accepted:
Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Return to the place of purchase. Residents can also check with local stores including Home Depot, Lowes and Rockingham Electric.
Latex Paint: Unused or unwanted paint can be disposed of by opening the can and letting it dry. Discard can in regular trash.
Motor Oil: Dispose of at the Public Works Department, which is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (summer hours 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Check with your community for the collection center nearest you. DPW will be open during the same hours as the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on May 6.
Tires: Rochester residents may take a limit of four tires per year to the Turnkey Landfill. Check with your community for the disposal center nearest you.
Computers, Monitors and Televisions: Rochester residents may bring computers, monitors and televisions to Turnkey Landfill. Check with your community for the disposal center nearest you.
Zinc Carbon and Alkaline Batteries: Batteries sold after May 1996 are non-hazardous and can be placed in the trash.
Recyclable Batteries: Lowes in Rochester may take batteries. Residents should also check with other local electronic stores for disposal.
Car Batteries: Most places that sell car batteries will take them back.
Propane Tanks: Return to place of purchase.
Rochester works collaboratively with Waste Management of New Hampshire to host the event at their facility, and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Household Hazardous Waste Grant Program matches the funding from the 10 Communities with a 50/50 grant to support the event.
Residents with questions can call the Department of Public Works Office at 603-332-4096.