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Trash & Recycling
The City of Concord contracts solid waste and recycling services with Casella Resource Solutions. Curbside collection services occur Monday through Friday, and through Saturday on holiday weeks. Trash and recycling are collected from scheduled areas once each week. Trash and recycling must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. A recycling bin has been provided for each residence by the City of Concord; however, any rigid container is acceptable to be used if it is clearly labeled as recycling. Recycling sticker labels are available at Concord General Services. Purple pay-as-you-throw trash bags must be used if you have curbside collection. Only acceptable materials will be collected. 

Report A Concern

Use the citizen request tracker to report a concern with any of the following:

Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Program

The City of Concord is encouraging residents to produce less trash and to decrease the environmental impact of solid waste by adhering to a unit-based pricing system for trash. The City of Concord follows a Pay-As-You-Throw Program that allows Concord residents to not have to pay a flat fee for the entire community's trash disposal, but rather to be in direct control of how much they pay for solid waste based on how much they throw away. The City of Concord requires Concord residents with curbside trash collection to use purple pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash bags to offset their costs for solid waste services.

Residents have a strong incentive with this program to decrease their waste by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Unit-based pricing systems, such as PAYT, have been proven to reduce trash volumes. Trash tonnage has reduced by 40% in Concord since the PAYT Program began in July 2009. Learn more about the benefits of unit-based pricing for solid waste in New Hampshire Municipal Association's article, Cutting Trash In Half.

Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Bags
Purple pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash bags are required for Concord residents that receive curbside collection. This is the only acceptable trash bag for trash removal and can be found at several store locations throughout Concord. The more materials that are recycled, the less there will be for disposal in the PAYT bags, which will then save money towards solid waste services. See our trash page for more details.

A recent production run of PAYT bags was manufactured with a defect that may, in some cases, prevent the effortless “cinching” of the bag. The City and the bag manufacturer, WasteZero, are aware of the problem and all in-store stock has been replaced with quality-verified bag rolls. If you are already in possession of defective bags and would like to exchange them, please contact our Solid Waste Manager, Adam Clark, at or 603-230-3912 for assistance. You may also contact the bag manufacturer at or 1-800-866-3954. Either party will be readily available to help address any concerns. 

2015 Solid Waste Brochure

The 2015 Solid Waste Brochure is available at our office and online. Be sure to get your copy for information about City of Concord collection services, the transfer station, Earth Materials Recycling Center, single-stream recycling, our Pay-As-You-Throw Program, and the detachable 2015 Solid Waste Event Calendar. The Northeast Resource Recovery Association awarded our 2014 brochure as the 2014 Outstanding Recycling Brochure.

Collection Route Map

Click the map below to see where trash collection is during the week for the City of Concord. You can zoom into the map after you open the link to see street details.

Trash and Recycling Route Map Schedule

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Contact Us
Adam Clark
Solid Waste Manager

311 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301

Administration Hours:
Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 603-228-2737
Fax:     603-224-6729

Fri, Sep. 25 - Fri, Oct. 23

Thu, Nov. 26 - Sat, Nov. 28

Fri, Dec. 25 - Sat, Dec. 26

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