Transfer Facility User Guide

Town of Litchfield, New Hampshire
Transfer Station / Recycling Center
1 Recycling Way, Litchfield, NH

Hours of Operations:

Wednesday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Closed between Dec 1st and Mar 1st)
(Sunday is only construction/demolition and brush only)

Litchfield Residents Only

Vehicle Stickers Required. Stickers are available at the Transfer Station. All loads must be properly secured. Please follow all signs and postings and, at all times, check in with an attendant before entering lower area. Lower area may be closed from time to time due to winter conditions

Mandatory Recycling

In order to reduce the costs associated with running the facility, and to protect the environment the following materials must be recycled: aluminum cans, steel cans, glass, paper products, cardboard, plastics #1-#7, metals, rigid plastics, wood products (non pressure treated), fluorescent lights, electronics, oil, antifreeze, batteries, aluminum foil, concrete, and products containing mercury


Are to be secured within a used laundry detergent jug with cap over opening taped and sealed. Container must be marked as such and given to an attendant.

Residents with small quantities of sharps (three or less can use the collection site located on the back wall in the recycling room. (Marked Sharps)

A Reminder from a Friend

Proper footwear should be worn at all times within the facility. Sneakers do not work well in the winter. Open top shoes do not work well in the summer.

Disposal Procedures

The transfer station is divided into three areas. The main building, the recycling room, and the lower area. The main building is used for the following: general household garbage, corrugated cardboard, vegetable oil, motor oil, oil filters, and Plastics #1-#7. The recycling room is used for other household recyclables. The lower area is used for all other accepted materials.

Disposal Fees

Tires (No Rim)…………………$
Tires (With Rim)……………..$
Propane Tanks…………………$5
Computer Monitors…………$10

Freon Containing Units*……….$10
Shingles (per square)**………..$10
Mattresses (all sizes)…………….$15
Box Springs (all sizes)…………..$15

* Freon containing units include, but are not limited to: air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, and water coolers.
** One square of shingles is equivalents to three bundles. Typically a pickup truck bed can hold up to 5 squares of shingles.

Payments must be made by check, payable to “Town of Litchfield

Main Building

The Main Building is used for the following items:

Municipal Solid Waste Placed in the middle bay. This includes your typical household garbage, food waste, and any small items that are non recyclable, non-liquid, and not included in the list of prohibited items. Do not place used sharps in with the trash. Please place sharps in a thick plastic container and see attendant.

Corrugated Cardboard Placed in the right bay. You do not have to break down the boxes, but please ensure that they are either empty, or contain only cardboard. Any packing material can be emptied out into the middle bay.

Plastics #1-#7 These materials almost always have a number (#1-#7) stamped on the bottom. Please do not place Styrofoam, cellophane, plastic bags, black plastic bottles or any container that contained oil,paint, driveway sealer or any material that is deemed hazardous in this area. Do not place used sharps in with the plastic.

Vegetable/Motor Oil & Antifreeze These materials must be clearly labeled, and in a plastic jug with a cover. You can place these materials on the concrete wall in front of the plastic bay. An attendant will collect and properly dispose of these materials.

Oil Filters can be placed through the hole in the wall next to the plastic bay.     

Recycling Room

The recycling room is used for glass, aluminum cans, steel cans, aluminum foil, fluorescent bulbs, paper products, products containing mercury, hypodermic needles. Inside this room, there is also a swap area where working, but unwanted items can be left, or taken.

Aluminum Can Table: This table is for aluminum beverage cans only. Please do not place any foils, pie plates, aerosol cans, or aluminum pet food cans on this table.