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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Frequently Asked Questions
Hazardous Waste Fees
  • Why is there a fee for generating hazardous waste?
    The New Hampshire General Court established a fee in 1981 for the generation of hazardous waste that is not recycled. This fee has many purposes including funding hazardous waste cleanups, household hazardous waste collections and the Manifest Tracking System. For a detailed explanation, see our Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fee page.
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  • How do I calculate the fees that I owe?
    You can use the fee calculator to calculate the fees your company will owe or to double check the fees due on your quarterly report.
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  • Who do I pay the Hazardous Cleanup Fee to?
    Checks should be made out to Treasurer, State of New Hampshire. Please reference your EPA Identification number and the quarter for which the payment is being made. The mailing address is:
    NH Department of Environmental Services
    Waste Management Division – RIMS
    PO BOX 95
    Concord, NH 03302-0095
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  • Can the Hazardous Cleanup fees be paid by credit card?
    Yes. We currently accept Visa and MasterCard. If you would like to make a payment by credit card, please call (603) 271-2921.
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  • Is there a way to reduce or eliminate the amount of fees my company pays?
    The fee serves to encourage New Hampshire generators to reduce the amount of waste generated and to recycle. You can reduce or eliminate your fee by applying pollution prevention techniques or recycling your waste.
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  • What is considered recycled?
    You can contact our Hazardous Waste Assistance Hotline at (603) 271-2942 for assistance in determining if your waste can be recycled.
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  • How do I indicate that my waste was recycled?
    The code NHX1 must be printed on the manifest.
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NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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