Public Works Department
The Highway Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the Town owned Class 5 roads, sidewalks, roadside vegetation management and associated drainage facilities. This totals 74 center line miles or 148 lane miles. This Division also administers construction and capital improvement projects and assists with traffic signage, pavement markings and parking management programs. The Town of Raymond,Highway Division takes great pride in its work.
The staff of the Parks Division work under the guidance and direction of the Public Works Director. This division provides all maintenance and improvements to the towns parks, fields and grounds. The surface area of all the green areas combined totals 22 acres; all of which must be limed, fertilized, seeded, aerated, mowed and raked.
These areas consist of the following:
Middle School Fields are located at the Iber Holmes Gove Middle School off Epping Street and include soccer and baseball fields; basketball and tennis courts. These fields are fully irrigated from an on site pump, which draws from the Lamprey River.
Welch Fields are located off of Route 107. Currently the fields are used for baseball, tee ball and football. These fields are fully irrigated from an on site well.
Cammett Fields are located off of Onway Lake Road. These fields consist of soccer and baseball. These fields are fully irrigated from a pump system on site, which draws from the Lamprey River. The irrigation systems for all the fields consists of 12,000 feet (2.3 miles) of irrigation piping, 183 irrigation heads and 3 pumps.
Riverside Park is located off of Sundeen Parkway. This 65 acre complex offers walking trails, horseshoe pits, a large multi purpose field and plenty of wild life. Also added were community gardens, overlooks to the river & center of town and a dog park.
The Town Common located in the center of town ( Epping and Main Streets).
Flowers, lights, shepherd’s hooks, flags and all other adornments shall be placed and kept within 1-foot of the headstone. Where there is no headstone or where the headstone is flush with the ground surface, all adornments shall be placed in line with abutting headstones.
This will allow for efficient maintenance of the cemeteries and will provide for a better appearance overall.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
For a full list of the Town’s policies regarding the cemeteries please click here for Cemetery Regulations
This division provides maintenance to the town cemeteries consisting of mowing, raking, trimming, along with tree planting and access road maintenance.The division falls under the direction of the Public Works Director.
Anyone wishing to remove containers or flowers themselves must do so prior to spring or fall cleanup.
Questions about the cleanup should be addressed to the Public Works Department at 895-7036.
The town cemeteries that receive maintenance by this division are as follows:
Old Pine Grove Cemetery
New Pine Grove Cemetery
Lane Road Cemetery
Ham Road Cemetery
Brown Road Cemetery
Prescott Road Cemetery
Batchelder Road Cemetery
Gile Road Cemetery
Mailbox Installation Specifications
Trash and Recycling - Pay As You Throw
Curbside Collection of Household Trash and Recyclables
The Town of Raymond Pay As You Throw Program currently consists of a Waste Management trash truck and a Waste Management Recycling truck circulating through assigned neighborhoods four days a week, every week. As of April 2019, the full program is paid for with dollars collected from the sale of the Town of Raymond yellow trash bags. In order to participate in the recycling service, you must participate in the trash service by purchasing and with frequency, using the yellow bags. If you do not wish to or are unable to participate in the trash service, the Town of Raymond Transfer Station located off Prescott Road will also take recyclables. This facility is not licensed or permitted to receive household trash.
Should you have any issues with the curbside collection service, please contact the Public Works Department at either 603.895.7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can reach out directly to the Waste Management staff performing work in Raymond. Efforts to reach Waste Management independently will not be successful as you will be connected with staff not familiar with this community or operation. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
Collection Days, Delays & Holidays
Pickup of household trash and recyclables occurs on Tuesday through Friday. Trash and recyclables are required to be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. of your collection day. If there is a Holiday during the week, then collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of that week. Waste Management observes the following Holidays, resulting in a one-day delay in collection:
New Year's Day
Waste Management collects all recyclable materials plastics (#1,2 & 5), glass bottles, aluminum, tin and paper and cardboard. Please note that cardboard which has not been broken down, or is larger than 2' x 2' will not be picked up. Recycling is single stream, meaning all items can be placed into the same bin for collection. Bins can be purchased at the Public Works Department for $10.50.
Acceptable Town Trash bags come in 13-gallon or 33-gallon rolls. The 13-gallon bags are $16.25 for a roll of 5, and the 33-gallon bags are $21.25 for a roll of 5. Bags can be purchased at the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office, Ace/Ben Franklin, Hannaford, or the Epping Market Basket (Large only). Please note that bags placed at the curb for pickup must not exceed 25 pounds in weight or they will not be picked up.
The Raymond Transfer Station is located at 104 Prescott Road and operated by Casella Waste Systems. It is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Below is a list of items accepted and their associated cost. Any questions should be asked of the station directly at (603) 895-6273. While the Transfer Station can take recycling materials, It is not licensed for Household Municipal Waste (Trash/Garbage)
A new 5 year Transfer Station Operating Agreement was signed on January 31, 2020. With the new contract is a new price list. The new rates became effective February 1, 2020.
The new Price List establishes two pricing categories. One column of pricing for Raymond Residents and a separate column of pricing for Non-Residents.
Raymond residents will have exclusive hours on the second Saturday of each month from 12 Noon to 4.
Only Raymond residents will we able to dispose of brush. Brush is defined as woody materials including shrubs, branches, limbs and logs up to a diameter of 4 inches and at a length of not more than 8 feet.
Acceptable Brush does not include soft yard wastes such as stumps, root balls, roots, wood chips, mulch, leaves, grass clippings, pine needles and other similar things.
Household Hazardous Waste Day
Household Hazardous Waste Day is an annual event held in either September or October. It takes place at the end of Industrial Drive, which is off Old Manchester Road, just north of Exit 4 off Route 101. For information, please contact the Public Works Department at (603) 895-7036.
Clarification of Recycling Disposal at the Transfer Station 3/18/2020
The ability to dispose of single stream recycling will resume as soon as the resident permit program is put in place.
The resident permit program was reviewed with the Board of Selectmen on Monday March 16th and the Town is proceeding to put this program in place.
Barring any delays due to COVID 19, the program should be in place by mid to late April.
In the meantime, any resident of Raymond is able to dispose of recyclables curbside by participating in the Pay As You Throw – yellow bag program.
Director of Public Works
Town of Raymond, New Hampshire 03077
This division is responsible for cleaning, repairing, and general upkeep of the town buildings (Safety Complex, Old Fire House, Town Office Building, Highway Garage & Maintenance Garage). This division falls under the direction of the Public Works Director.
Fleet Maintenance Division
This division has a very important function as it maintains all of the town's equipment such as the trucks, police cruisers, tractors, mowers, trailers, fire trucks, & sweeper to name but a few. The town owns approximately 65 pieces of rolling stock.
This division is also in charge of installing, repairing and replacing signs.The division fall under the direction of the Public Works Director.
Copies of the Raymond Water Department's Year 2018 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) are available at the Raymond Town Office Building and Raymond Public Works Department.
In addition, copies may be requested by calling Public Works at (603) 895-7036 or via email at email@example.com.
The Year 2018 CCR reflects water sampling results conducted in 2017.