Transfer Station

Chester Recycling & Solid Waste Transfer Station:  (603) 365-8245

NH-DES Certified Operators:  Lloyd and Bonnie Healey
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask any of our facility operators or attendants.


50 Dump Road ( off Route 102 / Raymond Road towards the Chester/Raymond town line.)

Transfer Station Map

Hours of Operation:

Wednesdays – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturdays – 7:00am – 2:00pm

Facility Information:

  • This is a drop-off type facility.
  • The Town has a mandatory clear (transparent) plastic bag policy for the solid waste compactor.  White bags do not comply with the clear bag policy!
  • The Town has a mandatory recycling policy for our facility.  The recycling separation categories are:  glass, aluminum & metal cans, newspapers (no glossy inserts), magazines, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, plastics (# 1 thru #7), scrap metal.
  • Please pre-sort your recyclables   This helps speed things along for everyone. 
  • Please crush your plastic bottles and jugs before bringing them to the facility to conserve space and save on trucking costs. 
  • The facility collects used motor oil and hydraulic & transmission oils; however, no other types of automotive fluids are collected.  Please take fluids such as antifreeze to an appropriate disposal facility, or bring only during the two semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Days.
  • The facility accepts automotive batteries and all other types of batteries (no user fee required.)
  • The facility accepts electronics such as TVs, computers, monitors, and printers (nominal user fee to defray the cost of recycling.)
  • The facility accepts propane tanks (nominal user fee to defray the cost of recycling.)  Please remove the valves in advance.
  • The facility accepts tires (nominal user fee to defray the cost of recycling.)  Tires on rims are accepted; however, the user fee is slightly higher.
  • The facility accepts Freon containing appliances (nominal user fee to defray the cost of recycling.)  
  • There is a compost pile for yard waste such as leaves and kitchen vegetative organics.
  • Per NH-DES regulations, dog & cat waste must be bagged and disposed of in the solid waste compactor.
  • Per NH-DES regulations, there is a burn pile for brush, branches not exceeding 5 inches in diameter, and clean uncontaminated lumber.  Painted, stained, oiled or glued lumber, and laminates such as plywood are prohibited.
  • The facility does not accept any construction demolition materials.  Construction demolition materials can be disposed of at Bestway Disposal (603-895-6273.)  This facility is only 3 miles from our facility, and is located in Raymond at 104 Prescott Road (off Route 107.) 
  • Facility use permits (window decals) available at the Transfer Station.

Transfer Station Recycling Sheet rev. 6.2017

FYI, Clear trash bags can be purchased at Hannaford, Lowe’s, Market Basket, BJs, Amazon, eBay and many other locations.

Mandatory Recycling and Other Policies: 

The Town has a mandatory recycling policy for users of our facility.  The policy was voted in in the 1980’s.  The facility also has other policies for the delivery and handling of different recycling commodities.  The intent of these policies are to save on operating costs (reduce taxes) and keep the facility running smoothly and efficiently.

If an individual does not like these policies, they should not argue them with our transfer station attendants.  These folks are simply trying to do their jobs, which includes enforcing the policies.  Complainants should schedule a meeting to discuss their concerns with the Board of Selectmen. 

There are also multiple options for curbside pickup of trash with or without recycling.  The most commonly used local service is ABI Waste Removal (603-625-8012,  For a list of ABI’s services go to  Other waste disposal services used include Waste Management Inc. and Pinard Waste Systems.

Transfer Station Swap Shops: 

There are two “Swap Shops.” The first accepts usable ceramics, kitchenware, and other household ‘bric-a-brac’. The second accepts books.  Both of these swap shops were built as Eagle Scout Projects by the Scouts of Chester’s Boy Scout Troop 163.

The facility also accepts donations of usable, non-particle board furniture to be stored for Chester’s families in need and/or the Boy Scouts’ Annual Yard Sale (Troop 163’s annual fundraiser for operating expenses.)

FYI, usable clothing can be donated to the Chester Clothes Closet, which is a volunteer-run project located in the rear of the Chester Municipal Building (located at 84 Chester Street.)  Donations may be dropped off in the hamper in the front hall.

Regional Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Days: 

Chester is a member of a group of towns that hold collective hazardous waste disposal days twice per year.  The locations rotate among the different towns.  The next disposal day is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, 2017 and will be held in Kingston (see flyer below for details.)  Proof of residency is required only to demonstrate residency in one of the participating towns.

Household Hazardous Waste Day October 28 2017

Report Card – How does Chester’s program compare to surrounding towns?

 2016 Recycling & MSW Cost Comparison w Other Towns

Chester Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

 2017 Annual Report – Recycling & Solid Waste Committee
 2016 Annual Report – Recycling & Solid Waste Committee
 2015 Annual Report – Recycling & Solid Waste Committee