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Household Hazardous Waste

RPC's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The 2023 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, East Kingston, Epping, Seabrook, and South Hampton has been scheduled for October 21, 2023 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Exeter Public Works Garage, Newfields Road (RT 85).

Important changes to this year's event:

We accept a wide range of materials at the Household Hazardous Waste collection, but there are certain items that you should never bring. These include latex paint, ionizing smoke detectors, radioactive compounds, propane tanks and compressed gas cylinders, explosive and shock sensitive materials, medications, needles, and other medical waste.

Latex paint is not hazardous and can be put in your regular trash once it is dried out.

Prescription medication can be brought to your nearest Police Department Drop Box. Here’s a list of designated locations across the state:

Click here for information about disposing of needles in NH:

The Rockingham Planning Commission has organized regional HHW serving communities in central Rockingham County New Hampshire since the mid 1980’s. Our program objectives include:

  • Provide convenient options for residents to safely and properly dispose of HHW.
  • Utilize Contractor services in the most cost-effective manner possible.
  • Maximize first-time participants and minimize repeat participants through education efforts.
  • Accept a wide array of HHW while encouraging alternative disposal methods for universal wastes.
  • Discourage actions that lead to unsafe disposal of HHW.

  • This regional collection serves the communities of Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, East Kingston, Epping, Seabrook and South Hampton with a combined population of 42,452. The collection is conducted in partnership with the Town of Exeter, whereby the RPC is the organizer and manager of the event and Exeter is fiscal agent, executes the NHDES household hazardous waste grant (which subsidizes the collection), and hosts the event at the Exeter Department of Public Works facility.