Assist with the bids for solid waste hauling and recycling contracts, and the review of proposals.
Coordinate the Town's Household Hazardous Waste Day collection, usually the first Saturday in October from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. every year, including review of bid proposals and assistance to obtain state grants (up to $2,000) to defray part of the collection costs
Look for ways to encourage and increase recycling by town residents
Promote recycling and conservation education and efforts in Bow Schools
Promote recycling and the reduction of solid waste by residents of the Town of Bow
Did you know that recycling disposal is free, while trash is $67.45 per ton?
In 2014, Bow residents recycled 31% of our waste, saving over $62,000 in incinerator fees. In addition, we increased recycling tonnage by 1/3 or 36% as of September 2013, when we formally converted to single-stream collection with our new blue recycling toters.
Keep up the good work! Roughly 60-90% of domestic waste can be repurposed through recycling and composting. Kudos to all of you who are working towards a cleaner Earth!
Thank you for your continued participation.
~ Sincerely, Town of Bow Recycling and Solid Waste Committee
The Committee serves as a sounding board for the community for matters dealing with recycling and solid waste.
Complaints, Comments & Reports
For complaints or comments regarding household trash or recycling pickup, please contact our provider (Pinard Waste Systems) first by calling 800-675-7933, and then if necessary report them to the Committee to help ensure a timely resolution.
Contact the Committee
The preferred method of contact for the Recycling and Solid Waste Committee is by email.