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Hudson - Litchfield News June 3, 2011 - 13


Recycling Matters


by Cheryl Freed I hope everyone has planted their tomatoes now that the warm weather has arrived. It’s nice to be able to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. In the past few months I have covered what can and cannot be recycled curbside, but did you know there are other opportunities available to dispose of items? The last Saturday of every month is designated


a Town Clean-up Day at the West Road Landfill from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dates for the rest of 2011 are: June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, and December 31. You can bring the following items: demolition and building materials; clean sheetrock, clean asphalt shingles, clean wood, brush (branches


be charged accordingly. Please bring cash or check payable to NRSWMD. Donations to the program that offset the full costs of disposal are always appreciated.


Electronics are also collected at all Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events. There is a small fee for electronics recycling. Prices vary by item, but most common household


electronics are $5. Check their Website (www. nashuarpc.org) for a complete price list. If you only bring electronics to an HHW collection, you do not have to pay the $10 user fee. However, if you bring electronics as well as other household hazardous wastes, you do need to pay the $10 user fee in addition to the electronics charge. According to their website the following items are accepted: Adhesives, Light Fixture Ballasts, Paint Thinner,


Drain Cleaner, Lithium Batteries, Pesticides, Driveway Sealer (non latex), Metal Polish, Pool Chemicals, Electronics, Mixed Gasoline, Rodent Killers, Herbicides, Ni-CAD Batteries, Strippers,


Hospital in Nashua (172 Kinsley Street) at any time. Home syringe users must place their sharps in a sealed sharps container, liquid laundry detergent bottle, or fabric softener bottle. Containers must be taped shut and marked “used sharps.” For more information, call 882- 3000. Sharps can also be brought to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua during select hours. For more information, call 577-2547. The NH DOT Rest Area off exit 6 in Nashua also supplies a sharps container. For more information, call 485-3806. Lastly, Sam’s Club in Hudson will dispose of tires and batteries for a fee. Tire Warehouse in Hudson will also dispose of tires for a fee. The Humane Society for Greater Nashua collects empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cell phones as part of an on-going fundraising opportunity with the Funding Factory Recycling Program. To learn more, call Natalie Corwin at 882-2275, ext. 27. I’m sure I have barely


Recycling Matters


Recycling Matters Recycling Percentage Year-to-date (July 2010 – April 2011)


should be less than 5 inches in diameter), leaves, furniture, rugs, cardboard, appliances, and scrap metal. If you have any questions about what is acceptable, call the Hudson Highway Department at 886-6018. The Hudson Highway Department, located at 2 Constitution Drive, is the place to dispose of your used motor oil. They also accept fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, thermostats, and other items that contain mercury. Mercury is extremely toxic. It requires special handling and is prohibited by New Hampshire State Law from being disposed of in the trash. The Website www.keepmercuryfromrising.org has an excellent Frequently Asked Questions section and is worth exploring. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) holds a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection several times throughout the year. The collection dates for the rest of 2011 are: Saturday, August 6, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Saturday, October 1, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Saturday, November 5, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Collections are held at the Nashua Public Works Garage on 6 Riverside Street in Nashua. There is a $10 user fee, which covers up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds of waste per vehicle. Residents who bring more than this amount will


Hydrochloric Acid, No-Pest Strips, Varnish, Insecticides, Oil-Based Paint, Wood Preservatives, Lead Paint, Oven Cleaner. The following items are not accepted:


• Latex Paint and Latex Driveway Sealer • Fire Extinguishers: return free of charge to ASAP Fire Company, 90 Progress Avenue, Tyngsboro MA 01879, phone: (978) 649-4945


• Smoke Detectors: return to manufacturer • Used Oil and Auto Batteries: bring to transfer station or participating store


• Propane Tanks: bring to transfer station or Friend Lumber in Hudson


• Creosote: call private contractor • Asbestos: Nashua and Merrimack residents, bring to landfill; all other residents, call licensed contractors


• Medications: do not flush medications! Walgreens and Rite Aid drugstores also offer medication collection programs. For a small fee ($2.99–$3.99), customers can purchase a special envelope at the pharmacy counter that allows them to mail unwanted prescription and over-the- counter medications (not controlled substances) to an approved medication incinerator. Postage is included in the cost of the envelope, which can be dropped in any U.S. Postal Service mailbox. Sharps: Sharps may be brought to St. Joseph’s


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scratched the surface on other recycling opportunities. What do you do in addition to your weekly curbside recycling? Let me know at hudsonrecycles@gmail. com. Food for thought Do you ever wonder


what happens to the items that you recycle? I recently bought some new sponges that are made with 23- percent recycled paper. However, I need to find out if they are recyclable or biodegradable, or if I should throw them away when I’m done with them. A Community Challenge As you know, the goal of


the Recycling Committee is to have 30 percent of the total trash collected curbside be recycled. I would like to ask everyone to take a moment to review their recycling habits. If you are already recycling, maybe you could start a compost pile or encourage a neighbor to begin recycling. If you don’t currently recycle, pick one item to start with— newspapers or aluminum cans. You can pick up a recycling bin at the highway department or you


can use a container you already have. The recycling goes out on the same day as your trash pick- up. Help us reach our goal of 30 percent.


Brad Driscoll Named Philadelphia Inquirer Men’s At-Large Academic All-Area


submitted by the University of the Sciences University of the Sciences sophomore Brad Driscoll


was named the 2010-2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Men’s At-Large Academic All-Area Performer of the Year, highlighting a group of 12 individuals honored by the Sports Information offices of the 28 member schools. Driscoll (Alvirne High School/Hudson) is a four-time


All-MAC performer on USciences’ mixed rifle team. Brad followed up a 2010 season where he was named to the Mid Atlantic rifle Conference’s (MAC) All-Rookie team with a season that saw him narrowly miss qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Driscoll has also been named to the College Rifle Coaches Association and MAC All- Academic teams in both of his collegiate seasons. A 2011 National Junior Olympics qualifier in rifle


where he won in bronze medal in the prone smallbore event, Driscoll was also the collegiate and junior champion at the NRA National Prone Smallbore Rifle


Championships at Camp Perry, OH, in the summer of 2010.


Driscoll has career highs of 577 in smallbore and 581 in air rifle (out of 600). He is in his second year in the institution’s Doctor of Pharmacy program and has a 3.714 grade point average.


Student-athletes from the University of the Sciences


have been named to the Philadelphia Area All-Academic Teams a total of 61 times since the programs inception in 2005-06. Fifteen student-athletes have been named to an area all academic team twice and nine have earned the honor three times. Driscoll also joins six other USciences student-athletes who have earned Performer of the Year honors in their respective sports, with two of those garnering the award twice (Michelle Bauer, women’s at- large (rifle) – 2006, 2008; and Amanda Bedway, women’s tennis – 2007, 2008).


House Republican Leaders Statement on Passage of Bill to Eliminate Cap-and-Trade in NH


House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) has offered the following statements in response to the House voting to attach the removal of the state from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and cap-and-trade program for the Northeast, to legislation reforming the Shoreland Protection Act (SB 154). Last week, New Jersey Governor Christie moved to remove his state from RGGI by the end of the year. House Speaker William O’Brien “At a time when we must become more competitive both nationally and globally, keeping cap-and-trade in place and adding additional energy costs to our employers and citizens makes no sense. Eliminating this backdoor tax will expand the New Hampshire Advantage and help us grow our economy and create jobs. The House is absolutely committed to ending this ill- conceived cap-and-trade program and bringing jobs to New Hampshire.”


House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt “By getting out of this cap-and-trade program, we will cut electricity costs for both our citizens and businesses. This gives New Hampshire one more advantage over our neighbors in attracting new jobs here. House Republicans have taken the lead in getting rid of this economic drag and working to make our state the best place to live and grow businesses.”


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On the road with the Recycling Committee We had a great time at the Hudson Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Expo at Alvirne High School on May 18. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, you should put it on your calendar for next year. It’s never too soon to start planning for Old Home Days, August 11-14. Please stop by our booth to say hello. The Recycling Committee meets on the fourth


Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Board of Selectmen Meeting Room. Please send your questions/concerns to me at: hudsonrecycles@gmail.com or Town Of Hudson, Attention: Cheryl Freed, Recycling Committee, 12 School Street, Hudson, NH 03051. I look forward to your thoughts. And check the Recycling Committee page on the Town Website: www. hudsonnh.gov/boards/recycling for more news.


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