Solid Waste & Recycling

Hours of Operation

Transfer Station Hours

Tuesday through Saturday
7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Transfer Station Information

The Solid Waste Division of Goffstown Public Works is responsible for the Transfer Station as well as the curbside collection of solid waste and the administration of the curbside recycling contract.

For more information, Email Solid Waste or call 603-497-4824.

Transfer Station Sticker

You must have a Transfer Station sticker on your vehicle in order to use the facility. Stickers may be obtained during regular hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am to 3 pm. Please bring your vehicle registration and the actual vehicle as the sticker is placed on the window at that time. If you are new to Goffstown and have not changed your address on your registration, you must bring in a piece of mail with your name and new Goffstown address. The stickers are free.

Glen Lake Waterfront Parking

The Transfer Station Sticker is also used as resident identification for parking at Glen Lake Waterfront on Elm Street.

Transfer Station Drop off

Fee Required

  • For disposal of: tires, propane tanks, computers, monitors, television sets, oversized bulk waste (OBW), Freon Bearing Appliances (FBA's), antifreeze, mattresses and box springs.
  • Construction and Demolition Debris includes painted lumber, windows, doors, asphalt roofing materials, sheet rock, etc.
  • Household Hazardous Waste
    • We Are No Longer Accepting Household Hazardous Waste Appointments for Non-Residents. Please Check with Your Local Regional Planning Commission Regarding Collection Days in Other Communities.
  • Fee Schedule (PDF) - As re-approved by the Select Board on June 28, 2021

We happily accept cash, check, or major credit cards!

No Fee

  • Textiles should be clean, dry and bagged.
  • Leaves must be removed from plastic bags before being placed in the compost pile.
  • Brush
  • Scrap Metal such as appliances, bikes, etc.
  • Wet-Cell Batteries (Such as automotive batteries, providing the cases are not broken.)
  • Dry Cell (Household) BATTERIES including Ni-Cd, Lithium, Alkaline and other rechargeable batteries.
  • Lead Sinkers
  • Waste Oil
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Books
  • Cardboard
  • Cell Phones

The Town of Goffstown does not provide pick up service for bulky waste, such as furniture, appliances, yard waste, Christmas trees, etc. These items must be brought to the Transfer Station. Fees apply to certain bulky waste items.

Backyard Composting Brochure (PDF) from the NH Department of Environmental Services Landfill decomposition times - did you know? (PDF)

Barrel Information


  • Remember your trash and recycling containers are to be placed at the curbside for collection only on the scheduled day of collection by 7 am or the evening before collection and shall not block sidewalks, driveways or create obstacles on the street that would hinder safe passage by any person or conveyance.
  • Curbside Trash and Recycling pickup days do not typically change due to storms, however collection times may be impacted.


  • Upon collection the container(s) are to be removed to an appropriate location for the address and not left at the collection point.


  • If the lid or barrel is damaged please contact the Transfer Station at 603-497-4824
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Additional resources

As of July 2018 - The Single Stream Recycle Rules have changed from our single stream vendor Casella.

Please see new recycle flyers below for more information (last updated February 2019).

Contact Cara Gustafson or Email Recycling Department.

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Hazardous Waste, Prescription Drugs, Mercury Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste

Until Further Notice, We Are No Longer Accepting Household Hazardous Waste Appointments for Non-Residents. Check with Your Local Regional Planning Commission Regarding Collection Days in Other Communities.

Household Hazardous Waste by Appointment: Goffstown Transfer Station accepts Household Hazardous Waste for Goffstown residents by appointment only. Please call 497-4824 for more information, or complete the Pre-registration form online or print and bring it to the scalehouse during operating hours. You may also mail the form to 404 Elm Street, Goffstown, NH 03045. Once the form has been received you will be called to set up an appointment for drop off.

Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are collected by the Police Department twice per year as part of "Drug Take Back Day". Additional guidance at links below.

Mercury Ban

House Bill 416 bans the disposal of ALL products containing mercury in the trash. Items include but are not limited to: thermometers, thermostats, electrical switches and relays, fluorescent light bulbs, and button cell batteries

Other Solid Waste Links

Educational Information

  • Recycle City - K-12 and Teacher games, information, resources from EPA.
  • Environmental Kids Club - K-12 interactive site and Teacher links from EPA
  • NH Department of Environmental Services - Teacher Resources and LinksWeb Graphic
  • Planet Pals (PK/Elementary) - Great website for parents and teachers of young children with games, activities, songs and lessons plans about being a friend to the earth. Come meet the Planet Pals - "The best characters on earth that make you greener!"
  • Education World (Elementary/Middle) - Lessons plans for teachers on trash and recycling.

New Flyer on What Is Allowed in Blue Bins

View Presentations Given to Sau 19 Admin Staff and Students on Recycling

Recycling Sau19 Final

Recycling Mvms

Recycle Resource Flyer

Recycle Monthly Facts

Adopt-a-Spot Program

The Adopt A Spot Program is developed to give volunteer groups, businesses and citizens of the town of Goffstown an opportunity to manage the cleanup of litter from adopted sections of Town maintained roads or properties. The program will allow for greater community involvement in keeping the Town free from litter. Signs will be used to recognize the responsible group.

Transfer Station Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)