Town of Alton

Official Website of Alton, New Hampshire

Solid Waste & Recycling Center

  • No entry without a permit ($1 fee, proof of residency required)
  • Waste accepted from Alton property only
  • All loads are subject to inspection and refusal
  • Hazardous materials and hot ashes are not accepted
  • Use facilities at your own risk
  • Follow directions of staff and posted signs at all times

Mandatory Recycling at Recycle Center - Free:

Newspaper, magazines, cardboard, plastics, waste oil, automotive batteries, fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, aluminum cans, tin cans, glass, nickel cadmium batteries. All items must be rinsed clean.

Acceptable Items for Recycling

  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Non-Metallic Paper
  • Newspapers (including inserts)
  • Telephone Books
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • White or Colored Paper
  • Real Estate Books
  • Magazines
  • Workbooks
  • Office Paper
  • Fax or Photocopy Paper
  • Computer Printouts
  • Junk Mail
  • Envelopes
  • Chipboard Boxes (i.e., Cereal Boxes)
  • School Paper
  • White Ledger Paper
  • Math Paper
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Composition Paper
  • Gift Boxes
  • Construction Paper
  • Oak Tag
  • Soft Cover Books
  • Hard Cover Books (covers removed)

Basically, ANY type of fiber that can be ripped!

Unacceptable Items for Recycling

  • Carbon Paper
  • Waxed Paper (any kind - i.e., waxed cardboard)
  • Blue Prints
  • Milk Cartons
  • Plastic Bags (any kind)
  • TYVEK Envelopes
  • Food Contaminated Products
  • Hard Cover Books
  • Gift Wrap (any kind - i.e., Christmas, Birthday, Wedding, etc.)


The following items are prohibited from disposal in the compactors:
Recyclables, bulkie junk, yard wastes, soils, concrete, bricks, rocks, trees, wood, demolition debris, construction materials, furniture, automotive products.

Bulkie Junk - Fees Apply

  • Appliances ($5-$15)
  • Fuel Tanks ($5-$10)
  • Metals($3-$5)
  • Tires($2+)
  • Vehicular Wastes - no fluids allowed ($5+).

Construction & Demolition Debris - Copy of Building Permit Required

Effective June 8, 2012 - C & D Disposal Rules


Must be clean, biodegradable, organic waste products only.
No trees, no branches, no sticks, no wood, no stumps, no plastic bags, no rocks, no ashes.

Price list for disposal of Cement, Concrete and Hot Top:

  • 10 Wheeler - 12-14 yards.....$70.00
  • 6-Wheeler - 6-7 yards........$35.00
  • 1-Ton.........$20.00
  • Pick-up.......$10.00
  • Brush up to 6" in diameter - FREE


  • TV's and computer monitors up to 19"

    $5.00 each

  • TV's and computer monitors over 19"

    $10.00 each

  • Toilets

    $2.00 each

  • Air Conditioners

    $15.00 each

  • Refrigerators

    $15.00 each

  • Dryers and Washing Machines

    $5.00 each

  • Ovens and Stoves

    $5.00 each

  • Couches and Chairs

    $4.00 each

  • Sleep Couches and Recliners

    $6.00 each

  • Mattress and Box Springs

    $4.00 each

  • Propane Tanks

    $5.00 each

  • Hot Water Tanks

    $5.00 each

  • TIRES 20" or Less

    $2.00 each (on rim...$5.00)

  • Big Truck Tires

    $9.00 each

  • Big Tractor Tires

    $14.00 each


Charges for Materials

$0.08 pound

Clean and Painted Wood

Please consult with Director or Employees if you have any questions


The town will be offering a swap shop to town residents/property owners starting April 29, 2005 with a Grand opening scheduled for April 30, 2005. The Town of Alton will be opening a swap shop at the transfer station located on Hurd Road. The swap shop will allow for residents to drop off items that are still useable but no longer needed by the homeowner. These items would then be available to any resident who would like to reuse these items. The idea is to reduce the disposal of good items such as furniture, bikes, and household goods that otherwise would be thrown away. The facility will not accept any couches, mattresses, stuffed chairs, clothes, linens and propane tanks. You may drop off clothes in the Recycling Center for Goodwill. The swap shop will be open Friday through Monday 8:00am-4:00pm.

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