Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) is a system where a user pays for the trash service they receive. With the Concord curbside collection PAYT program, the user fee is on a per bag basis. Think of trash like your electric or water service, you pay for what you use. Concord residents who have curbside trash collection must use purple "Concord PAYT" bags for their trash. Place you trash in the purple bag(s) and set them out for collection along with your recycling on collection day no later than 7:00 am. Find a list of retailers that sell PAYT trash bags and more information at www.concordnh.gov/trash.
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Read our frequently asked questions and answers regarding trash and recycling: https://bit.ly/SolidWasteFAQs.
Read our frequently asked questions and answers regarding Fall Leaf Collection: http://bit.ly/fallleafFAQs.
Tuesday - West of the Merrimack River from Pleasant Street to Washington Street. North of Clinton Street and south of Hopkinton and Currier Road.
Wednesday - West of the Merrimack River and North State Street. North of Washington Street, Pleasant Street, and Hopkinton Road. South to Hutchins Street.
Thursday - West of the Merrimack River from Hutchins Street and east to the Hopkinton town line and south to the Boscawen town line.
Friday - East of the Merrimack River and south of the Canterbury town line. West of the Loudon and Chichester town lines. North of the Pembroke town line and northeast of Airport Road.
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Bags can be bought at several locations throughout Concord. There are two sizes of purple bags: a 30 gallon bag which holds approximately 20 pounds of trash and a 15 gallon bag which holds approximately 10 pounds of trash. Both bags are sold in packed bundles of 5. Find a list of retailer locations at www.concordnh.gov/trash.
Make sure you are only recycling acceptable materials. Acceptable recycling items include paper, metal, glass, cardboard, and plastic. Unacceptable items for recycling include plastic bags, Styrofoam, mirrors, batteries, light bulbs, bubble wrap, food scraps, and other items as listed in our detailed list of acceptable trash and recycling materials. Recyclables should be placed loosely in your recycle bin and not be contained inside of a plastic bag. If you are not using a recycle bin provided by the City of Concord, be sure to have your recycle bin labeled as recycling to ensure collection.
Free recycling bins are available for residents at Concord General Services at 311 North State Street. You can also use your own bin, barrel, or rigid container, but you must label it as recycling to ensure collection.
No. Since April 1, 2013, the city's curbside recycle program became a single stream system. This means residents no longer need to separate paper products from glass, tin, aluminum, and plastic. All recyclable materials can be mixed in the same container. No need to sort - single stream
Check our calendar or sign up for Notify Me for exact dates of our Spring Leaf Collection and Fall Leaf Collection programs. Seasonal information is available at www.concordnh.gov/leafcollection.