Nashua Recycling Center

The Nashua Recycling Center is located at the Four Hills Landfill and is available for use by residents and businesses of Nashua.
  • Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Residential Permit required - $5/year/vehicle
  • Fee waived for residents 65 years and older
Bring to Office
Please bring the following items into the office at the Four Hills Landfill (open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Saturday):
  • Fluorescent light bulbs - compacts and tubes
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Mercury thermostats and thermometers
  • Ink cartridges and cell phones
Recycling Mural

Household Hazardous Waste Events


Please check out the website of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission for more information.

Acceptable Materials


  • Antifreeze - no charge
  • Appliances - no charge
  • Automotive batteries - lead acid batteries from cars, trucks, and motorcycles - no charge
  • Books and video tapes and DVDs - no charge
  • Brush - no charge
  • Clothing and footwear - no charge
  • Construction and Demolition Debris (C and D) - lumber, plaster, drywall, sheet rock, shingles, siding, cabinets, tile, carpeting and underlay, fences, bath and kitchen fixtures. Cost: $90/ton
  • Electronics - computer monitors and components, printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, etc. The first 2/year are free. Additional items will be charged at $5 per item
  • Freon appliances - air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, etc. - no charge
  • Propane tanks - 20 pound (tanks must be empty) - no charge
  • Scrap Metal - no charge
  • Single Stream Recyclables - no charge
    • Smooth cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • Newspapers, magazines and catalogs
    • White and colored paper
    • Mail and envelopes
    • Paper bags
    • Soft cover books and telephone books
    • Shredded papers in paper bags, taped or stapled closed to prevent blowing litter
    • Glass bottles and jars (all colors)
    • Milk and juice cartons and drink boxes
    • Clean aluminum foil wrap and trays
    • Metal cans (aluminum and tin)
    • Plastic bottles, containers and jugs (#1 through #7: yogurt cups, salad containers, etc.)
  • Staples, tape, glue and any paper that can tear are OK
  • Please rinse containers and flatten all cardboard to 30 inches square before recycling
  • Soft Yard Waste - Leaves, grass clippings and pine needles - no charge
  • Tires - passenger vehicle tires only; no commercial vehicle tires are accepted. All tires must be off the rims.
  • The first 4/year are free. Additional tires will be charged at $3 per tire
  • Used Motor Oil - residents only; pour from 1-gallon containers into tank; no more than 5 containers per visit; no contamination or mixture of oil/gas - no charge

Non-acceptable Items

  • Soft paper:
    • Napkins
    • Paper towels
    • Tissues
  • Waxed or plastic-coated paper:
    • Candy wrappers
    • Frozen food boxes
    • Oatmeal and hot cocoa packets
    • Take-out containers
  • Soiled paper or Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags or film (Plastic bags or film cannot be recycled. They get caught up in the rollers at the separation plant.)
  • Ceramics, drinking glasses, mirrors or plate glass