Recycling Center


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.

Energy Options validation report:

Energy Options Validation Report for Methods of Providining 3-Phase Electrical Power to the Keene Transfer Station/Recycling Center - Click 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


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

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Freecycle aims to keep items out of landfills by providing an internet listings service to help people give unwanted items to someone else for free. Keeping stuff out of landfills helps build a sustainable future, is good for the environment and builds local and world communities.

Freecycle (officially known as The Freecycle Network) is made up of thousands of groups with millions of members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free. Freecycle groups operate in specific towns or areas - so it's local as well as global.


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 2014

Environmental Impact

Amount recycled in 2015

Environmental Impact

Aluminum Cans

46,260 lbs.

Conserved enough energy to run a television for 4,709,268 hours!

67,348 lbs.

Conserved enough energy to run a television for 6,856,026  hours!

Mixed Paper/Cardboard

2,495 tons

Saved 42,426 trees!

2,599 tons

Saved 44,183 trees!


345,966 lbs

Conserved 259,475 gallons of gasoline!

355,620 lbs.

Conserved 266,715 gallons of gasoline!

Scrap metal

121 tons

Conserved 120,357 pounds of coal!

177 tons

Conserved 176,797 pounds of coal!


111,041 lbs.

Conserved enough energy to power 18.5 houses for one year!

126,499 lbs.

Conserved enough energy to power 21.7 houses for one year!