Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

2023 Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Day

  • Latex Paint Informational Flyer
  • Included Communities: Towns of Bow and Dunbarton
  • Date: October 21, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Department of Public Works, 12 Robinson Road, Bow, NH 03304

Electronics Recycling Notice

We will again have a company collecting electronics and computer related items for a modest fee. Cash or check only.  VIEW FEE SCHEDULE (PDF).

If you need clarification regarding what will be accepted, or you can call 223-3910 or email the committee.

For non-hazardous waste item recycling or other waste issues, view the A-Z Recycling Guide (PDF) or visit the Concord Transfer Station website for further instructions and information.

Bow Recycles
  1. Items Accepted
  2. Do Not Bring
For no additional charge or fee, you may bring:
  • Automotive items:
    • Antifreeze
    • Auto batteries
    • Brake, transmission and power steering fluid
    • Used motor oil
    • Gasoline
  • Batteries:
    • Rechargeable and Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad) batteries
    • Other batteries containing heavy metals
    • Alkaline Batteries (these may also go in the trash) 
  • Cleaners:
    • Air fresheners
    • Ammonia
    • Degreasers
    • Disinfectants
    • Drain and oven cleaners
    • Metal polishers
    • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs:
    • Bulbs are accepted at Hazardous Waste Day and, if intact, year-round at Home Depot and Ace Hardware.
    • If broken, contain the bulb in a lidded glass jar and store in nonliving area (such as a garage) until hazardous waste day.
  • Electronics (fees apply):
    • All computer components
    • Cellular and regular telephones
    • Printers
    • Televisions and other electronics (VCRs, DVD players, etc.)
  • Mercury Thermometers and Thermostats
  • Paints and solvents:
    • Furniture strippers
    • Oil paint lacquer
    • Paint removers
    • Stains, and other finishes
    • Turpentine
  • Pesticides/Insecticides for pets, pests, yards and gardens
  • Sneakers for recycling into playground surfaces. Any brand, but no metal parts, please
  • Other:
    • Driveway sealer
    • Household chemicals (e.g., toxic glues)
    • Pool chemicals
    • Propane tanks