City of Laconia Public Works Department
Residential Curbside Recycling
Please note that mandatory recycling will be in effect as of July 1, 2013. Residents on curbside collection routes must participate in mandatory recycling in order to be eligible for collection of trash. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and participation in this recycling effort!
Curbside collection stops found in violation of the recycling requirement, in violation of the maximum number of containers, or presenting uncontained trash will be "ticketed" noting the specific violation and trash will not be collected. Appropriate disposal will be the responsibility of the property owner.
Laconia currently offers every-other-week collection of eligible recyclables on specified collection routes. Eligible materials include glass bottles/jars, steel/aluminum cans, plastics #1 through #7, paper, paperboard and corrugated cardboard (OCC). 18-gallon bins are provided by the City free of charge. Also available are 64 gal. 2-sheeled, hinged-lid recycling containers at a cost of $25 for the first one (with the City absorbing $20) and additional containers available for purchase at $45 each. You may pick them up at the DPW office at 27 Bisson Avenue or request delivery by calling Ann Saltmarsh at 528-6379.
Remote Recycling Drop-Off Sites
Residents not on collection routes or those with a large accumulation of recyclables are encouraged to use drop-off sites at the Laconia Transfer Station, behind the Lakeport Fire Station, at the Weirs Community Center parking lot or behind the old City Garage at 257 Messer Street and on Lindsey Court, across from the Memorial Park Clubhouse. Lakeport, the Weirs and Messer Street locations are well lighted and open 24-hours/7-days a week.
If you prefer to use the remote recycling locations rather than have your recyclables picked up curbside, please be sure to pick up a free "Remote Recycler" sticker to identify your location as participating in recycling to ensure curbside collection of your trash.
Single Stream Recycling
Commencing January 1, 2010, the City implemented single stream recycling. Recycling is now easier and more efficient! No sorting is necessary. All materials including paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic can all go in the same container. You may either use the 18 gallon recycling bins provided by the City free of charge, the 64 gal. containers, or any rigid household bin or barrel (up to 33 gallons in size) to place your recycling curbside for collection. Please cleary mark your container "RECYCLING" so that it is not mistaken for your trash container, or pick up a recycling decal at DPW headquarters on 27 Bisson Ave.