Hazardous Waste Collection

The Lebanon Landfill and Recycling Center hosts two Hazardous Waste Collection events each year. These events are developed and sponsored by the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission and the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services, at four locations each year within the Planning Commission area.

Help Increase Collection Efficiency


These events are busy, not only with the number of users but with the amount of material brought to the event, which can result in long wait times.

Local residents can help reduce wait times at these events by bringing the following items to the Lebanon Landfill whenever the facility is open.

Hazardous Materials Accepted Daily


The Lebanon Solid Waste Facility accepts a number of materials on a daily basis such as:
  • Anti-freeze
  • Batteries
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Mercury-containing devices such as Thermostats and Thermometers
  • Used Oil
There is no need to wait for the Hazardous Waste Events to get rid of these materials.
Fluorescent light bulbs being stacked for recycling.

Unwanted Medicines


Likewise, unwanted medicines can be dropped off at the Lebanon Police Department Headquarters on Poverty Lane, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. No questions asked,  just deposit them in the special container as soon as you walk in the main door. Hanover also provides the same level of service at their Police Headquarters.

Please do not dispose of syringes, needles, or sharps in these boxes!

Syringes, Needles, & Sharps Disposal


The Lebanon Solid Waste Facility also accepts household generated "Sharps" which are used needles that individuals use to self-medicate. Please follow these steps: 

  1. Put sharps in a sturdy hard plastic container such as laundry detergent or bleach bottles
  2. Wrap the top with tape
  3. Write on outside of container: "contains SHARPS, not for recycling"
  4. Hand container to scale attendant at Lebanon Landfill, no questions, no fees.
There is a limited supply of labels available to put on these bottles. Just ask at the scale house. 


Latex Paint Disposal


Latex paint is not accepted at Hazardous Waste Collection events. It is not toxic and can be dried out and put in the everyday trash for disposal. 

The easiest way to determine if it is latex is to look at the directions and see how you clean brushes and rollers. If it says to use soap and water, it is latex. Take the lid off of the can, put some sand, kitty litter or oil absorbent in the paint, stir, let it air dry and out it goes into the trash.

Pharmaceutical Return Box