Recycling Center

The schedule for Summer/Fall 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection  is now available.

Proper Disposal of Personal Medical Sharps "needles"

Ad-Hoc Solid Waste Committee Final Results


This is the information on the ad-hoc solid waste committee. If you are interested in finding out more about changes to the waste infrastructure in Keene, please look through the document here.

Click below for more information.

The City of Keene Recycling Center DOES NOT accept cash or credit/debit cards.
Payment is by check or with a punch card or an account only. 


Monday - Friday  7:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Saturday  8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Closed: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


Route 12 North
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Telephone: 352-5739
Fax: 357-0106



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Congratulations to the City of Keene for being such active recyclers!

Below you will find information on the positive impact this recycling has on on your environment!
The recyclable materials listed below were sent to market to be remanufactured into new products through your nonprofit recycling cooperative, the Northeast Resource Recovery Association.

Recyclable Material

Amount recycled in 2012

Environmental Impact

Amount recycled in 2013

Environmental Impact

Aluminum Cans

59,140 lbs.

Conserved enough energy to run a television for 6,018,086     hours!

68,902 lbs.

Conserved enough energy to run a television for 7,011,468  hours!

Mixed Paper/Cardboard

2,779.86 tons

Saved 47,258      trees!

2,719.5  tons

Saved 46,232   trees!


204.10   tons

Conserved 306,152 gallons of gasoline!

191.10   tons

Conserved 286,642 gallons of gasoline!

Scrap metal

94 tons

Conserved 93,938 pounds of coal!

125 tons

Conserved 125,154 pounds of coal!

Steel cans

248,440 lbs.

Conserved enough energy to run a 60 watt light bulb for 6,459,440 hours!

171,600 lbs.

Conserved enough energy to run a 60 watt light bulb for 4,461,600 hours!