Hazardous Material Collection

The Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Planning Commission is holding a Hazardous Waste and Unwanted Medicine Collection in our area, in partnership with local police departments. This collection is free for residents of Goshen and Lempster, and Washington (other area residents may bring materials to the collections but will have to pay a fee).

 The collections will be held from 9 am – noon, at the Sunapee Highway Garage on Route 11 on Saturday, August 18th, and at the Claremont DPW Garage on Grandview Street on Saturday, September 15th.

You can bring your unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications (including veterinary medicine) as follows:

  • Medicines in their original containers
  • Leave labels on medicine
  • Black out patient’s name only
  • Do NOT bring sharps or needles (EpiPens are OK)

 Hazardous materials include:

From the Home -Rechargeable and button batteries, oven cleaners, floor and metal polishes, rug and upholstery cleaners, photo chemicals, chemistry sets, drain and toilet cleaners, spot removers

From the Workbench – Oil paint, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, paint strippers, paint thinners, adhesives.  (No latex paint.)

From the Garden – Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides), chemical fertilizers, weed killers, moth balls, flea control products.

From the Garage – Fuel, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze, engine degreaser, brake fluid, car wax, polishes, driveway sealer, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals.

 If you have an item and you are not sure if it is hazardous, read the label. If there are cautionary statements that read: CAUTION, DANGER, HAZARD or WARNING then any waste should be treated as hazardous waste. Do not bring latex paint, fluorescent bulbs, motor oil or medical waste (aside from unwanted medications as listed above).

Let me know if I can assist in any way, or provide more information,


Representative Steven Smith

PO Box 624, Charlestown, NH 03603        603-826-5996


About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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