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Posted on: March 17, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Special Curbside Collections Resume


The Division of Public Works, Solid Waste Department will begin the special seasonal curbside collections of Soft Yard Wastes and oversized items starting the week of April 18-22.

The weekly pickup of leaves, grass clippings and pine needles will take place on the same day as trash. Soft yard wastes must be put into either paper compost bags or 32-gallon barrels. Barrels and bags must be at curbside by 6:45 am on trash collection day, and must be separated from the trash carts by at least 3 feet, or placed on the other side of the driveway. Plastic bags may NOT be used for Soft Yard Wastes; leaves, grass clippings & pine needles may NEVER be disposed of in the trash. Please note that brush is picked up on an appointment basis and may not be mixed with Soft Yard Wastes.

Residents whose trash is picked up by the Department may call in requests to the Solid Waste Department office starting on Monday April 11, for up to five oversized items each year at no charge. Pickup would be during the following week.

Additional items would cost $25 each. Examples of oversized items are a mattress, large appliance, couch, or a bundle of brush. Residents must call 589-3410 by Friday at 4 pm, in order to get onto the following week’s pickup list.

Brush must be bundled and tied, and the weight of a bundle may not exceed 60 pounds. Each branch must be less than 4 feet long and less than 3 inches in diameter.

Nashua residents may always bring Soft Yard Wastes or oversized items directly to the Nashua Recycling Center at the Four Hills Landfill, 840 West Hollis Street, during normal operating hours, 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. A valid residential permit is required to use the facility.

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