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Posted on: June 19, 2023

Controlling Invasive Plants: Proper Disposal for a Healthy Upper Valley

Picture of Garlic Mustard and Japanese Knotwood Invasive Plants

In the Upper Valley, the presence of non-native invasive plants poses a significant challenge to our natural environment. These plants have thrived in this region, spreading rapidly and making it difficult to control their growth and reproduction. Invasive plants have been a persistent issue for centuries, introduced to the area as ornamental plants, for erosion control, or to create habitats. Regardless of their initial purpose, these plants have become a problem.

If you find invasive plants on your property and decide to remove them, it is crucial to dispose of them correctly. Improper disposal can contribute to their further spread. Many invasive plants are not effectively eliminated during the composting process, so it is important not to include them in compost. 

At the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility, we do not accept invasive plants in our composting area. Instead, they should be disposed of as regular trash. To dispose of invasive plants in this manner, you will need a solid waste permit, and the regular trash disposal fee will apply.

For more information about invasive plants in the area, please review the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food Guide to Invasive Plants.

If you have questions about the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility, please email 

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