Solid Waste & Recycling
City contractors collect trash at the curbside once a week. See the Curbside Collection Schedule to determine what day of the week trash is collected in your area. Trash and recycling are picked up curbside only on those properties that are on a public highway. Residents on a private road may hire a private firm to collect their trash, drop off their solid waste (to include recyclables) at the City's transfer station on Meredith Center Road or bring their trash to a public highway for collection.
Laconia residents who bring their trash to the transfer station must have a either a day pass or an annual dump sticker. Both are available at the City Clerk's Office at City Hall.
Laconia offers every-other-week collection of eligible recyclables on specified collection routes. See the Curbside Pick Up Schedule to determine which weeks the recycling gets collected.
No sorting is necessary. Materials including paper, cardboard, metal and plastic* can all go in the same container. Any rigid container clearly marked "Recycling" is acceptable. Public Works has recycling stickers available for your container free of charge.
*Please do not recycle plastic bags or place recycling in plastic bags. These bags clog the single stream sorting systems. If there are too many in a load, it is sent to a landfill instead of being recycled.
If you prefer to deliver your recyclables to a drop off facility while still having your trash picked up curbside, you can get a free "Remote Recycler" sticker from Public Works. Attach the sticker to your trash container.
Recycling may be dropped off at the following locations until June 25, 2018:
- The Weirs Community Center parking lot
- Behind the old City Garage at 257 Messer Street
- Lindsey Court -- across from the Memorial Park Clubhouse
After June 25, 2018, the Laconia Transfer Station will be the only site that handles remote recycling. Corrugated cardboard must be segregated.
For more information about changes to our remote recycling program see the Information Sheet.