Household Hazardous Waste
The Lakes Region Household Hazardous Product Facility (LRHHPF) is a permanent facility where residents and taxpayers can dispose of hazardous waste such as oil based paint, unwanted pharmaceuticals, pesticides, toxic cleaners, and solvents.
The facility is a joint venture between the Lakes Region Planning Commission and the member Towns of Alton and Wolfeboro who have been working cooperatively since 2002 to maximize safe and appropriate disposal of household hazardous waste.
Alton residents with Alton Solid Waste stickers need only to pick-up a free pass at the Alton Solid Waste Center.
Pet and human pharmaceuticals are collected with HHW at the 404 Beach Pond Road site during June and August. (Alton has a additional second Saturday of July HHW collection and also disposes of medicines the second Saturday of September at the Alton Transfer Station.) A special mid-winter Medicine Collection is held the 3rd Saturday of February at the Episcopal Church next to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro. (A pass is also needed.)
Small quantity generator (businesses) disposal can be arranged with advanced notice. Call the Site Coordinator, Sarah Silk at 603-651-7530.
Households from all other towns may use the facility on a cash or check basis. Fee is $40 for each 0 - 5 gallon increment counting the cans, not measuring the ounces inside.
A brief survey is administered to attendees. Medicine collections require a pharmacist, 2 police officers, and data entry inventories of prescription drugs. Therefore, they can only be collected on special days.
LRHHPF Facility Reports: