Solid Waste Permits
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All Lebanon residents, and residents in authorized participating communities, are required to obtain a Solid Waste permit before using the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. Residential permits can be obtained by applying online or by appointment only for Lebanon residents at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. In-person permits for Lebanon residents are $15 and online permits are $5.
Please carefully review the information on this page before contacting the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility.
Residential users in all communities are required to have an updated permit obtained through the new online EB2gov platform, costing $5. Permits will be required to be updated on an annual basis. Applications for updated permits are now open. It is advised that ALL USERS apply for their permits as soon as possible, regardless of the expiration date. Effective January 1, 2024, only EB2gov permits will be valid, streamlining internal processes and increasing efficiency.
The following communities are eligible to utilize the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility and may apply for a permit online. Please note that the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility is only available to do, by appointment only, in-person applications for Lebanon residents. Residents of other towns cannot apply in person at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility and must apply online.
- Lebanon/West Lebanon, NH (online OR in person at Lebanon Solid Waste Facility by appointment only for $10).
- Bridgewater, VT
- Canaan, NH
- Enfield, NH
- Fairlee, VT
- Grafton, NH
- Hanover/Etna, NH
- Hartford (WRJ), VT
- Hartland, VT
- Lyme, NH
- Newbury, NH
- Norwich, VT
- Orange, NH
- Orford, NH (online only)
- Plainfield, NH (online only)
- Pomfret, VT (online only)
- Sharon, VT (online only)
- Strafford, VT
- Thetford, VT
- Vershire, VT
- West Fairlee, VT
- Woodstock, VT
Click here to apply online for any of the communities listed above.
Residential users in all communities will be required to have an updated permit obtained through the new online EB2gov platform, costing $5. ONLY Lebanon residents have the option of applying in person, by appointment only, at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility for $15. This fee is assessed to offset staff costs. Solid Waste Permits only allow access to the facility. Payment for disposal of items is either in the form of pre-paid trash bags, punch cards (for Lebanon residents only after January 1, 2024), or credit cards.
Members of approved communities can apply for a Solid Waste permit online. Please review our Who Can Apply section above for further information about your community. Proof of residency is required when applying online. Accepted forms of proof of residency include:
- a most recent tax bill
- vehicle registration
- driver’s license (must include a physical address. PO boxes are not accepted as proof of residency)
- non-driver/state-issued photo identification card
- utility bill
- lease agreement.
Your proof of residency must include your full name and your physical address. PO boxes are not accepted. When completing the online application, you will need to upload a copy of whatever you are using for proof of residency, so please have it available before beginning the form.
Apply Online (delayed issuance)
Residents of approved communities can complete our online application form, which allows you to attach your proof of residency. Once your application is submitted, an authorized agent of the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility will review your application, and if approved, you will receive your permit by email within three working days. If you do not receive your permit, please be sure to check your SPAM folder. If you still have not received your permit, please reach out to the Solid Waste Division by emailing Erica Douglas, Lebanon Solid Waste Manager.
Apply In-Person (immediate issuance/$15 fee) Lebanon Residents ONLY
Lebanon residents may schedule an appointment to apply for a solid waste permit in person. Proof of residency is required, and the fee for in-person service is $15. You will receive your permit immediately by email or as a paper copy, depending on your preference.
Issued permits are valid for one year from the date of purchase. The expiration date is shown on your issued permit. Refer to Chapter 97, Landfill Regulations of City Code for further information.
Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with your permit attached. Please bring your permit with you when you visit the Solid Waste Facility. When you arrive at the Solid Waste Facility, show your permit to the attendant at the scale house. You can present your permit on paper or show it on your digital device. The attendant will scan your permit and will let you know the cost for the amount of waste you are disposing.
Please note the permits are now associated with the license plate(s) of a vehicle. Two vehicles are allowed per household. The attendant reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone not in a permitted vehicle. If you have questions about obtaining your Residential Solid Waste Permit, please contact Solid Waste Manager, Erica Douglas.
What do I do if I lost my permit?
If you have lost your residential Solid Waste Permit, you can access your EB2Gov account to download or print a new one.
Do solid waste permits replace punch cards?
No, solid waste permits do not replace punch cards. You are still required to pay for your trash disposal either through Punch cards, credit cards (accepted soon with a new permit), or pre-paid trash bags.
Do I need a permit if I am only using the Recycling Center?
Yes. Please note that permits are required to use the landfill and/or the recycling center.
What if I am a commercial hauler?
If you are a commercial hauler, please visit our Businesses and Haulers page for more information.
Why are permits required?
In April 2021, the City Council amended Chapter 97: Landfill Regulations of the City Code to implement a new permitting system for access and use of the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. The permitting system will allow the Solid Waste Division to monitor and ensure that waste is only coming from authorized communities. For more information, please see Lebanon Code Chapter 97: Landfill Regulations.