The City of Franklin, City Ordinance requires residents and businesses to maximize their recycling efforts for both economic and environmental benefits. Due to facility operations, all solid waste deposited for disposal must be separated and discarded at appropriate disposal areas throughout the facility. Some items require a disposal fee and must be paid prior to disposal.
Trash must be separated and disposed of as follows with NO HAZARDOUS WASTE / MEDICAL WASTE:
Normal Trash typically includes paper and plastic with food waste, plate and ceramic glass, pressurized spray cans, food and wet garbage, diapers, plastic items (other than those marked #1-7), Styrofoam packing, bubble wrap, vinyl products, carpeting, mattresses, cushions. Recycling is mandatory. NONRECYCLABLE TRASH WILL CONTINUE TO BE DISPOSED OF IN THE COMPACTOR HOPPER. There will be an area designated adjacent to the main building where recyclables items must be deposited.
Separation of all other items listed below (at specified areas within the facility) is mandatory and these items cannot be disposed of with trash. Click here for fees
Single Stream Recycling
All recyclable items can be mixed together in the same recycling container. PLEASE NOTE: SINGLE STREAM RECYCLABLES SHALL BE DISPOSED OF IN THE COMPACTOR UNIT ADJACENT TO THE MAIN BUILDING. TRASH WILL CONTINUE TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE HOPPER BUT ALL RECYCLABLES MUST BE REMOVED. Recyclable items include cardboard, office paper, newsprint, magazines, junk mail, paper bags, egg cartons, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, paper towel rolls, all clear & colored glass including juice containers, sauce/condiment jars and liquor/wine bottles, metal food cans, beverage cans, aluminum foil, metal lids, empty spray cans and all plastic products marked #1-7. NOTE: For paper products, there is no bundling required; just place loose in container. For glass, rinse and remove caps and lids (which are also
recyclable) and place loose in container; no need to remove labels. For metal, rinse and place loose in container; no need to remove labels. For plastic products, rinse and place loose in container.
Construction / Demolition Material (C&D)
Materials include all painted, glued and treated wood waste, plaster, sheetrock, wood shingles, furniture, wood paneling, insulation, wooden storm windows, vinyl siding & flooring, plastic & Formica countertops, fencing and other building materials. NO GREATER THAN 4 FOOT LENGTHS. This is a pay item requiring loads to be weighed prior to disposal. NO ASBESTOS PRODUCTS. Effective January 1, 2011, all non-painted / un-treated construction material is included in this category of waste.Click here for fees
Burnable Wood Waste
Wood waste includes clean, un-treated, un-painted, non-glued lumber, clean pallets, tree limbs/logs and brush (up to 5 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length only). All wood waste must be no greater than 6 feet in length. No leaves; No painted, treated or glued wood; No stumps. Effective January 1, 2011, there will no longer be burnable wood waste. All other wood waste must be disposed of in the C&D container. Vegetative wood waste such as logs, brush etc. will still be accepted but will be stockpiled for grinding and reuse.Click here for fees
Stumps from residential dwellings may be disposed of by making arrangements with the Municipal Services Department Office at 934-4103.
Leaves / Yard Waste
Leaves and yard waste must be clean of sand, litter, brush, logs and other contaminants. Material must be emptied from containers and /or bags. Pine needles, leaves, lawn and garden clippings are all acceptable. Do not empty these items at the burn pile please!
Asphalt shingles must be free of all other materials and are to be disposed of in a designated area. Shingles are a pay item requiring loads to be weighed prior to disposal.Click here for fees
Tires should be removed from rims. The City accepts tires up to 24” in size. There is a fee required to dispose of tires at the Transfer Station.Click here for fees
There is no charge to dispose of various metals in the metal bin, however, all contaminants must be stripped and removed from any materials deposited. places and electronics should not be disposed of in the metal bin. Typical items accepted in the metal bin include steel, copper, iron, aluminum, brass, etc. No automotive parts, closed / pressurized containers, batteries, gas tanks or cable wire in the metal bin.
Household Appliances and White Goods,
Appliances, including freezers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and stoves, are accepted at designated drop-off areas. As some appliances require Freon removal, there is a fee to dispose of these items.Click here for fees
Empty tanks up to 20 lb. capacity will be accepted for a fee.Click here for fees
CPU’s, laptops, key boards, televisions, VCR’s, CD players, computer screens and monitors, fax and copy machines, printers, microwave ovens and other electronic devices are collected for a disposal fee.Click here for fees
Waste oil is accepted at the recycling building. Large quantities of over 5 gallons need prior approval. Waste Oil cannot be contaminated with antifreeze, gasoline, paint thinner, water or any other chemicals. If it is contaminated, please save it and bring it to the annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
Water Based / Latex Paints
All Latex paint cans will be accepted as part of your normal trash, provided they are properly prepared for disposal prior to drop-off. Prior to drop-off, remove the cover or lid and fill the paint cans with 50% sand or kitty litter, let air cure until paint is dry then replace cover or lid for disposal.
Oil Based Paint / Varnishes
Oil based paints and varnishes may only be disposed of at the annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day, or you may wish to contact the permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Wolfeboro at 569-5826.
Both dry cell and wet cell batteries are accepted. Such batteries include boat, automobile, rechargeable, cd, lithium, alkaline, etc. See the Transfer Station attendant for specific drop-off location.
Asphalt, Stone, Brick and Concrete Rubble Material
If you have large quantities of these materials, call the MSD Office to make arrangements for hauling it to the City pit. Smaller amounts can be dropped off at the Transfer Station by seeing the attendant.
There is a Goodwill Collection container located at the facility for all types of clothing and shoes, which are in good condition. Unclean, torn clothing should be considered trash. Alternative disposal sites for clothing are available throughout the City at collection boxes.
Flourescent Tubes and Bulbs
Bulbs that are broken or unbroken must be recycled. There is a fee charged. Please see the attendant for drop-off.Click here for fees
Devices containing Mercury
The State of New Hampshire prohibits disposal of mercury containing devices in the solid waste stream. There is a specific container for these items, which include thermometers, thermostats, etc. Mercury containing devices may also be disposed of at the City’s annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day.