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
Battery Basics  - Recycle or Trash or Hazardous Waste?
Please check the link below to determine the proper way to dispose of your batteries.
Battery Basics Guide


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 Collection


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
    • Glass bottles and jars (all colors)
    • 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, milk and juice 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
  • No caps or covers of containers
  • Pill bottles