The Recycling Center is located on Scott Mitchell Road, Peterborough, NH 03458.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (Closed Sunday, Monday, Thursday)
2021 Holiday Closures: November 26th (Fri), December 25th (Sat), and January 1st 2022 (Sat)
Recycling Superintendent: Scott Bradford
Phone: (603) 924-8095
For details about disposal prices, what can be recycled, and hazardous waste collection, as well as the Recycling Center Hold Form, please see the blue menu bar to the left.
Pay As You Throw System
Peterborough uses a pay-per-bag system. This system requires all non-recyclable waste to be disposed of in special bags that are available for purchase at the merchants listed below. This system is intended to promote and encourage recycling because there is no fee involved with the disposal of most recycled materials, therefore the more you recycle the less your waste disposal will cost*. Solid waste disposal is paid for through the purchase these of bags. This makes everyone responsible for the waste they generate.
The retail price of bags covers any fees associated with waste disposal such as hauling and tipping fees, as well as the distribution of the bags. Bags are available in two sizes: 15 & 33 gallons and are sold in rolls of 10. (15 gallon bags: $7.50; 33 gallon bags: $15). No other bags or containers will be accepted for trash disposal. Peterborough trash bags are not available at the Recycling Center; you can find them at the following merchants:
Agway - Rt 202 South
Belletete’s - Rt 202 North
Shaw's Supermarket- Rt 101 West
Nature's Green Grocer - 374 Union Street
Our “Pay as you Throw” program was implemented on November 1, 1999, and there was a noticeable reduction in the amount of trash disposal and an increase in the amount of material being recycled. Overall, the end result means a major decrease in disposal costs. Thanks to all of our patrons for helping make this happen.