The Conversion to Automated Solid Waste Collection
The City of Laconia is converting from manual to automated curbside trash collection on April 1, 2023.
The City will provide trash and recycling containers to those property owners that currently use City-contracted solid waste collection.
Containers will remain the property of the City and will stay with the property when owners or tenants change.
The containers will be delivered sometime between March 15TH and April 1st, 2023. Each container will have a serial number. Public Works will maintain a database of the serial numbers of the containers provided to each property.
Public Works is using the City’s property database to determine the number of approved apartments/condominium units on a property. Owner’s that have added apartments to a property without obtaining the necessary permissions from the City will only receive containers for the number of units listed in the City’s database. Property owners of apartment buildings and businesses who have a dumpster will not receive trash or recycling containers
The size and quantity of containers each property will receive is based on the following distribution plan approved by the City Council.
If you live on a public road, and you are satisfied with the size and quantity of containers shown above, you do not have to do anything. The containers will be automatically delivered to you.
To efficiently meet the various needs of homeowners, landlords, and businesses, we have designed an order form will allow property owners and businesses to tailor the containers they receive to their needs. For example:
Residents who already have containers that are compatible with automated collection can help save tax dollars by requesting to use the stamped ("Laconia Recycles"), dark green containers instead of getting new ones. These containers were sold to the public approximately 10 years ago.
Residents who live on private roads and bring their trash to the public right of way will need to use the order form in order to continue to receive collection services at the City right-of-way.
Property owners of businesses receiving city curbside collection service need to complete the order form to adjust the size and number of containers if they want fewer or smaller containers. Otherwise, the property will automatically receive four 64-gallon trash containers and four 96-gallon recycling containers for the property.
Note that Landlords and residents of apartment buildings do not have the option of selecting a smaller size container as they are sharing containers with other residents in the building.