Disposing of Mercury Added Products

As of January 1, 2008, the disposal of mercury containing products at landfills, transfer stations and incinerators is prohibited. This means these items may not be disposed of as a solid waste with the “normal” garbage. The ban covers products including: thermometers, fluorescent lamps, thermostats, mercury button cell batteries, switches and relays. This includes the new power saving bulbs. Homeowners and businesses alike are subject to this ban.

However, the ban does not include the recycling of these items at solid waste facilities and we encourage residents to bring them to the facility for recycling along with their other recyclables (at no charge). The Town of Hooksett has been recycling these items for years. They can not be collected at the curb.

Mandatory Cardboard Recycling

Cardboard Recycling is now Mandatory at the Hooksett Recycling and Transfer Station
The recycling of cardboard is now mandatory at the Hooksett Recycling and Transfer Station. All Hooksett residents who use the facility to drop off material will be required to recycle cardboard. Cardboard is easily accepted in an area clearly marked. The recycling of other materials is also strongly encouraged. The Town of Hooksett presently receives money from all cardboard that is recycled. Any material that is taken out of the waste stream saves $78.00 in trash disposal fees. Let’s all do our part to keep taxes down!!!
Smaller Trash/Recycling ContainersSmaller sized trash and recycling containers available.
Hooksett residents are reminded that if you are a senior or have some physical challenges and can’t or do not use the 60 gallon carts, we offer 30 gallon recycling and trash containers which are smaller, lighter and easier to move. Please call the facility at 669-5198 if you have a need for this size container.