539-2558  Located at 53 Snow Road, Effingham

 The Transfer Station can no longer accept used oil; the containment does not meet requirements. Please use the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day at the Ossipee Town Garage, 55 Main St.,annually on the First Saturday in August, for which the town pays an annual fee $1629 to make use of this service. Thank you.

Link –> Household Hazardous Waste Collection Brochure

Supervisor Mark Bussiere
Attendant Bill Wrable
Attendant Brad Stuart
Wednesday 10 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Disposal of waste must be during regularly scheduled hours only.

The transfer station is CLOSED on federal holidays:

Christmas, New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day


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Effingham residents with commercial vehicles cannot be issued transfer station permits without specific approval by the Board of Selectmen. If you been approved to obtain a transfer station permit for a commercial vehicle, it is to be used for the disposal of your household trash only. Disposal of any commercial trash related to your employment is not permitted.

ADMISSION to the Transfer Station is by ANNUAL PERMIT ONLY.

Permits can be purchased at the Selectmen’s Office. You can come in to the office in person or we can arrange to send you one on the mail. Permits are NOT available at the transfer station. The cost is $1.00 and a copy of the vehicle registration must be presented at time of purchase. Only property owners who have dwellings on their property are eligible for transfer station permits. If you are a tenant renting in Effingham and have not yet registered your vehicle in Effingham, a copy of your lease agreement verifying your residency must also be presented.

For more information you may contact the Selectmen’s Office during regular business hours:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, from 9am – 2pm and Fridays, 9am – Noon @603-539-7770 or you can email questions to TownOfEffingham@effinghamnh.net. There are provisions made for special circumstances, and the Selectmen’s office staff will be happy to go over those with you. 

All waste must be placed in designated containers.

Children under the age of 10 must remain in the vehicle per order of the Selectmen.

Station Attendants should be consulted if in question about where to dispose articles.

The Transfer Station accommodates disposal (with restrictions) of the following waste:

Household Trash and Garbage – Single Stream Recyclable Items

(link–>)Permitted Items Handout *** Except for Glass!


[No metal/plastic mixed in with glass or the town can be fined for contamination.]

Please be aware that the items accepted in the recyclable compactor/container is restricted. Since the market for recyclable items is a rapidly changing one, the list of “accepted waste” will be made available to patrons at the Selectmen’s office and the transfer station (and the link above: See Permitted Items Handout – Except for Glass).

Bulky Waste

Bulky waste containers are available for homeowners who need to dispose of SMALL amounts of construction debris derived from minor home repairs to include painted/treated wood, upholstered furniture, mattresses and similar household items.



A metal container is available for disposal of some metal items. Some household appliances require payment in cash-only at the time of disposal. Ask the transfer station attendant for more specifics if you have questions about what may be disposed of in this container.

Composting materials

A compost pile is available for grass clippings, pine needles and leaves.


Tree limbs no more than 5 inches in diameter and 5 feet in length, and small untreated wood scraps

The following require a CASH PAYMENT at the transfer station at time of disposal:

  • Tires with or without rims: $2.00 each (maximum diameter 20 inches)
  • Electronic components with visual display: $10.00 each. (TVs, PC towers and Monitors)
  • Appliances containing Freon: $20.00 each. Refrigerators, air conditioners 
  • Other Appliances without Freon: $10.00 each.

Checks and credit cards are not accepted. Coupons for disposal of these items may also be purchased at the Selectmen’s office.

The following waste will NOT be accepted :

  • Used Motor Oil or Gas or gas products 
  • Highly volatile products, asbestos and florescent light bulbs 
  • Human or animal waste in volume. Diapers and cat litter in bags are allowed in household trash.
  • Explosives such as dynamite
  • Other hazardous items such as strong acids 
  • Animal carcasses

The Transfer Station Attendants, Effingham police officers or other law enforcement personnel when needed, and the Board of Selectmen are empowered to enforce these rules and regulations. Violation of these rules and regulations could result in the loss of transfer station privileges.

Adherence to these rules and regulations is imperative to the operation of the Transfer Station and the working relationships between the Town of Effingham and its vendors.