Nashua, New Hampshire provides weekly curbside trash and biweekly recycling collection for most residential properties in the city. This article provides an overview of the trash and recycling pickup schedule, guidelines, and other key details for Nashua residents.
Trash is collected weekly on the same day of the week. Collection days are divided into routes labeled A-F.
To find your trash collection route and day, use the GIS route lookup tool.
Trash carts must be placed curbside by 6:45 AM on collection day. Carts should be placed within 2 feet of the curb, with handles facing the house.
Carts must be removed from the curb by the end of collection day.
During winter, clear snow around carts and keep lids closed. Carts blocked by snow or ice will not be collected.
Up to 5 extra trash bags are allowed during Christmas week only. Extra bags year-round must be brought to the Four Hills Landfill.
Recycling is collected biweekly on the same day as trash, following either Week A or Week B schedule.
Check the recycling collection map to find your biweekly schedule.
Place recycling bins curbside by 6:45 AM on collection days. Follow trash cart placement guidelines.
Nashua recycling includes:
- Paper and cardboard
- Plastic containers #1-7
- Glass bottles and jars
- Aluminum and metal cans
- Milk and juice cartons
Do not place these contaminated or non-recyclable items in recycling:
- Plastic bags, wrap, or film
- Foam cups or containers
- Takeout containers or coffee cups
- Needles or medical waste
- Light bulbs
- Food waste
- Yard waste
- Clothing, shoes, textiles
Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste is collected seasonally from mid-April to mid-December on the 2nd collection day.
Accepted yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, twigs, garden materials.
Use biodegradable yard waste bags or rigid containers labeled as “yard waste.”
Branches must be tied in bundles less than 4 feet long.
Trash and recycling collection are postponed one day after these holidays:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Presidents’ Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Indigenous Peoples’ Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
The Four Hills Landfill is also closed on holidays.
Bulky items like furniture and appliances are collected curbside by appointment from mid-spring through October. Call (603) 589-3410 to schedule.
Tires can be dropped off at the Four Hills Landfill with a $2 disposal fee per tire.
Hazardous waste should be disposed of at the Nashua Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.
For additional information on trash and recycling collection in Nashua, visit the Solid Waste Department website or contact them at (603) 589-3410. Following the collection schedule and guidelines helps keep Nashua clean and reduces waste sent to landfills.