Traveling Trash

A Tale of Traveling Trash: the Story of the Hooksett Disks

Hooksett disks found at a beach cleanup
Hooksett disks found at a beach cleanup

On March 6, 2011, over 4 million plastic disks were accidentally discharged from the wastewater treatment plant in Hooksett, NH.  A major cleanup effort was organized, but we are still finding these disks on area beaches and getting reports of them from other locales.

Click here to view a Story Map about the disks, and explore disk reports from around the world

Have you found a Hooksett disk? We’d love to know where you found it!

Report Disk Sighting

Coming Soon:

  • Other Traveling Trash: A story about lobster trap tags
  • Activities/Classroom Activities


Thanks to Mike Toepfer of UNH Cooperative Extension for assistance with this project!