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Currently, 33,000 tons of material are recycled annually through WMNH, rather than ending up needlessly in state landfills.
The development of statewide landfills and integrated waste management facilities like WMNH has increased along with changing federal regulations, sparked by growing concerns over conservation and environmental protection.
Rather than incurring such costs for landfills that will one day need to be capped and replaced, towns are opting to construct transfer stations and contract with companies like WMNH to haul solid waste away.
Currently, WMNH owns two transfer stations -- one in Auburn and one in Peterborough -- and operates transfer stations for Concord, Keene, Laconia and Pelham.
In an attempt to dispel this concern, WMNH officials took it upon themselves to take the steps needed to avoid this situation.
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