New Hampshire Update on Landfill Capacity

New Hampshire Update on Landfill Capacity
May 29, 2023

A Department of Environmental Services official told an audience he expects the next few years will be a ‘watershed time’ for solid waste work in New Hampshire.

Speaking during the Northeast Resource Recovery Association’s annual conference, Mike Wimsatt, Waste Management Division director at DES, said his agency is on its way to becoming better resourced and more equipped to tackle an issue that’s gained much attention across the state in recent years.

Wimsatt spoke during a panel discussion alongside other members of the state’s Solid Waste Working Group, including Chair Representative Karen Ebel, who said that many were ‘shocked’ to learn about data showing that about half of the solid waste going into New Hampshire landfills was coming from out of state.

New Hampshire currently has landfill capacity in place through 2034 based on permits that have been secured through then.