Solid Waste Division

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT A CURRENT TAXPAYER STICKER IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS FACILITY.  STICKERS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE JANUARY 1st PLEASE REMEMBER TO PICK YOURS UP.
THIS ALLOWS YOU ACCESS TO ALL TOWN/CITY FACILITIES THAT REQUIRE THIS STICKER.         

The following reflects the total tonnage of waste that Gilford has produced and shipped to the Penacook Incinerator for disposal since 2002:

2002 ……………… 7,156 tons                  2006……………… 7,468 tons   
2003 ……………… 7,564 tons                  2007……………… 6,839 tons
2004 ……………… 7,108 tons                  2008 ……………... 6,406 tons
2005 ……………… 7,022 tons                  2009 ……………... 5,514 tons

We continue to reduce our output each year and need to keep vigilant with our recycle efforts.  Currently we pay $77.77 for every ton of garbage that we produce and ship to the incinerator. This amount is comprised of a tipping fee of $62.10/ton along with a transportation cost of $15.67/ton. Trash must be delivered to the Laconia Transfer Station and then shipped to the Penacook Incinerator which is shared by 25 communities. While this cost may sound extreme, as compared to other parts of the country, we manage a very enviable cost per ton that others would prefer to have.

Due to the rural nature of Gilford there is no publicly sponsored curb-side collection. Any cost that the homeowner may incur in contracting to have their garbage picked up and transported to the Laconia Transfer Station is in addition to the above cost that is shared in all our taxes.

Our per ton cost of disposal tends to increase yearly and we must do our part in keeping our costs low. ~Ways that you can contribute is to begin a back yard composting effort, we can assist you with information on this, smart purchasing of packaged items so that there is less waste due to excess wrappings and shipping materials as well as taking advantage of our other recycling options listed under the recycling section of this website.

Please help by reducing your yearly trash output.  It is estimated that each person produces about a ton of waste each year.  Do your part in helping to keep our costs down in this area.

Call our office (603)527-4778 with any questions or concerns you may have.

Visit our recycling division for information on recycling efforts.