Trash & Recycling Collection 

Cart and Service Collection Policy

The Board of Selectman have passed a Policy for Trash and Recycling collection regarding the number of carts issued, who will receive collection and the rules that need to be met to maintain collection by DPW staff. The policy can be found by clicking here.

Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule

View the Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule (PDF) for residential collection. Summer schedule begins on the third Monday of June each year. Summer schedule ends at the end of the day on Tuesday after the Seafood Festival in September each year.

Recyclable Items

Recycle Often. Recycle Right. What can you recycle? View the Recycling Educational Material (PDF) for more information on recyclable items and what is not recyclable. If there are additional questions, please do not hesitate to call our main office at 603-926-3202.Recycle_Include_09-20-21

The Greenwork's website clarifies what is considered trash and what can be recycled.  To help reduce our costs - please do not put the following in your recycling cart or recycle at the Transfer Station.

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Please take a minute to read, so you know how to sort your items to be recycled, what will be picked up curbside in your recycle bin and what can be brought to the Hampton Transfer Station.

Clothing and Textile Recycling

Recycling Clothing & Textiles Just Got Easier!

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The Town of Hampton, through the DPW, is now partnering with HELPSY to offer FREE curbside pick-up of clothing and household textiles for residents.  Pickups will happen weekly on Saturdays. Residents can schedule a pickup online at  

The new textile program will be going into effect on February 5, 2022.  Anything you can wear, sleep in, or dry yourself off with is accepted! This includes any type of material composed of natural or synthetic fibers such as products made from wool, silk, linen, cotton, polyester, leather, vinyl, hemp, and rayon. Items can be donated in any condition (torn, worn, stained, missing buttons, broken zippers, etc.) as long as they are clean, dry, and odorless.  Check out the guidance information below to help answer your questions:

According to the EPA, Textile waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the United States…occupying nearly 5% of all landfill space. The U.S. throws away 36 billion pounds of textiles each year…that is nearly 100 pounds per person. Of those discarded textiles, currently only 15% is recycled, but 95% could be.  

Let's do our part to be Part of the Solution.

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