Shall the Town of Hampton vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $15,000 to conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day during calendar year 2017; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen (a) to permit the Towns of Hampton Falls and New Castle to participate in said collection day at their own expense, and (b) to apply for, accept and expend for such purposes any funds from the State of New Hampshire, the Federal Government, and any private source as may become available? (Majority vote required)
What it means: The Town previously had a fund to run the Hazardous Waste Collection Day, but it is now depleted. If Hampton residents wish to continue this event, it needs to be funded. Hampton Falls and New Castle would be invited to participate at their cost.
Examples of Hazardous Waste: Products such as paint thinner, spot remover, oven cleaner, furniture polish, drain opener, pool chemicals and hair spray are considered hazardous because they contain chemicals that are corrosive, explosive, reactive, flammable or toxic. As of January 1, 2008 trash disposal of products containing mercury is banned. Items included but are not limited to: thermometers, thermostats, electrical switches and relays, fluorescent light bulbs, button cell batteries.
Those in favor say: Hazardous Waste Collection Day assures that hazardous materials are not left on the street or thrown in the trash. The town has applied for a Household Hazardous Waste Grant from NHDES to supplement the program in 2018.
Those against say: No one spoke against this Article at Deliberative Session.
Fiscal Impact: The average Hampton home valued at $404,000 would bear an increased tax cost of $2.02 if this Article passes. Approval of this Article will impact 2017 taxes only.