Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

Regular Meetings


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of each month
  • Bow Municipal Building
    10 Grandview Road
  • Schedule is subject to change.
  • View the Public Meetings Calendar

Agendas & Minutes

Members

 

  • Sarah Brown, Chair
  • Beth Titus
  • Sherri Cheney
  • Gary Lynn
  • Matthew Fossum
Recycling and Solid Waste Committee

Duties and Responsibilities


  • 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

Bow Recycles!


  • 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

Mission


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.