Transfer Station / Recycling Center

Directions

From the center of town, head on Route 114 South towards Weare.  The facility is on the left, one mile past Intervale Pancake House.

Click here to email the transfer station.

Right to Use

The use of the transfer station and swap shop is a right of properly permitted citizens only.

Permit Sticker $1.00

Please see an attendant for purchase and placement of a windshield permit sticker for the cost of $1.

Guide to Recycling and Disposal

Dear Henniker Resident,

We here at the Henniker Recycling and Transfer Facility invite you to recycle using the following guide. Recycling is easy, painless and helps to reduce waste. As the market for recyclables is constantly changing, we hope you understand that these guidelines are also subject to change. Please don’t hesitate to ask an attendant if you have any questions.

We appreciate your input and constructive criticism in our efforts to constantly improve our facility and methods. We strive to be a user-friendly facility and are here to assist you and we thank you for your support. Again, please don’t hesitate to ask an attendant if you have questions or need any assistance. We look forward to seeing you here!

Recyclable Items

These items help to reduce the amount of solid waste we must dispose of.

This reduces costs as we avoid a disposal fee and also may generate income as some of the recycled items are sold. Additionally, this reduces the amount of garbage we contribute to the incinerator and ash landfill, and this is better for everyone!

  • Aluminum: Cans. Beer and soda cans only.         
  • Tin Cans: Lids also accepted. Pet food cans and aluminum pie plates/foil. Please rinse or they may not be recycled.
  • Cardboard: Corrugated, milk/egg cartons, paper towel rolls, cereal/cracker boxes, pizza boxes, etc….Clean products only, please check to make sure cardboard is free from grease and other contaminants. Staples ok.
  • Paper/junk mail/magazines: Any paper product. Staples, cellophane windows in envelopes and shredded paper are accepted. Please box or bag.
  • Newspaper: boxed or bagged and separated from other paper.
  • Plastic: #1 PET bottles that are Transparent clear, green or blue such as carbonated beverages, water, sports drink, fruit juice, tea etc., including labels and caps. Bottles are to be no larger than 2.5 gallons or smaller than 5 oz. containers. #2 HDPE bottles any pigmented or un-pigmented HDPE bottles, SPI code 2, such as milk, laundry detergent, coffee containers, etc., including labels and caps. Bottles are to be no larger than 2.5 gallons or smaller than 5 oz. containers. We cannot accept ice, free flowing liquids, metal, dirt, hazardous chemical containers, medical waste such as syringes, personal hygiene materials, or filled with trash such as sandwich bags.  
  • #3-#7 No Thank You; Styrofoam, plastic bags, flowerpots, berry boxes, cups, meat trays, motor oil bottles, and containers larger than 2.5 or smaller than 5 oz. These items can be tossed.      
  • Examples: Please look for examples on the wall at the Recycling Center or ask an attendant if you have questions. It is important to rinse containers to prevent vermin or the items may not be recycled.
  • Glass & Ceramics: Bottles (rinsed please), mirrors, window glass and ceramics. NO light bulbs or automobile glass. Please recycle with care to avoid shattering and posing a safety risk.
  • Scrap Metal: including dryers, washing machines, stoves, water heaters, bicycles & riding lawn mowers without tires, reclining chair & couch frames and tire rims without rubber. Please remove all fuels and fluids.
  • Clothing: Clean & wearable clothing and shoes, please bag. No toys (with the exception of stuffed animals) or non-wearable items.
  • Light Bulbs: Fluorescent & compact fluorescent bulbs only.

Special Disposal Items

  • Swap Shop: If you would like to volunteer at the Swap Shop in the Spring, please email Superintendent Kristen Bergeron. The Swap Shop is a community service for citizens to exchange clean, working and usable items at no charge.**Items that are Not accepted are clothing or cloth of any type, no car seats, knives, other sharp objects or ammunition. no food, no chemicals or paints, no TV’s or computer monitors, no microwaves, AC’s, dehumidifiers, or refrigerators, no broken, dirty or unusable materials and of course none of the recycled or disposal items listed in this pamphlet.
    1. Hours of Operation: Residents with Transfer Station entrance permits may donate to the Swap Shop during regular hours of operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    2. The swap shop will be open for "TAKING" only on Sunday. 
  • Batteries: Automobile (any lead-acid), lithium, rechargeable and Ni-cad (watch batteries, computer laptop batteries, etc.) Please see attendant for disposal instructions. Standard alkaline batteries can now go in the regular trash.
  • Cell Phones: may be disposed of in the rechargeable battery bin.
  • Computer Monitors/TV Screens: Greater than 4 inches. $7 disposal fee
  • Microwaves: $5 Disposal Fee
  • Freon Containing Appliances: $10 Disposal fee (e.g. Dehumidifiers, Refrigerators, Freezers, A/C, etc.)                         
  • Motor Oil, Kerosene, Hydraulic Fluid: Not contaminated with gas, water or antifreeze. Please see attendant before dropping off.
  • Tires: Car and light truck tires. No rims. $2 disposal fee. See attendant for disposal questions.
  • Propane Cylinders: 20 lb. tanks $2 disposal fee. 30 lb. tanks $5 disposal fee.
  • Leaves and grass clippings: The Transfer Station does not currently have a composting program. Also, it is against N.H. Dept. of Environmental Services rules to landfill or burn leaves at this location so we are providing the following information:  Leaves, grass clippings, pine needles and garden wastes may be deposited at Stone Falls Garden Center just off Old Concord Road (just east of the access to Route 9/202 by Old West Hopkinton Road). Material may be dropped off any time of day, 7 days a week.PLEASE! No sticks, rocks, garbage, boxes or bags of any type. Thank you.
  • U.S. Flags: We collect worn out U.S. flags for proper disposal. The proper disposal technique for flags is to respectfully burn them. We place old flags on our brush pile fire after it is burning intensely and they are incinerated quickly and completely.
  • Alkaline Batteries: May be disposed of in your regular trash. They are no longer considered hazardous (since 1996 mercury and cadmium have been removed from them). The only batteries we must separate are ALL rechargeable batteries, button cell batteries and lithium batteries. We have a completely free recycling program for rechargeable batteries and the small quantity of lithium and button cell batteries go with our household hazardous waste in the fall.

These items (below) have special disposal requirements and DO NOT GO IN THE HOPPER. Please see an attendant.

  • Furniture: See an attendant for disposal and guidelines on breaking it down for proper disposal. Disposal fee applies for some items.
  • Burn Pile: Brush and clean lumber under 5 inches diameter. No painted, stained, pressure-treated, glued or pressed boards. No Leaves or tree stumps…. NH State Law…..
  • Construction Debris: $25 disposal fee for a standard pick up truckload filled to water level. Other amounts of debris vary in price, please see attendant. Please remove all burnable non-contaminated wood for disposal in the burn pile for reduced cost.
  • Sheet Rock & Asphalt Shingles: $50 disposal fee for a standard pick up truckload filled to water level.
  • Household Hazardous Waste: Collection day usually held in the fall, ask for details.