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Lebanon Solid Waste News

Posted on: October 2, 2018

HHW Day: What You Need to Know

Can of yellow paint with promo text for Hazardous Waste Collection Day

On October 13th from 9am to noon, residents from Lebanon and surrounding towns will be participating in the final Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection event for 2018 at Lebanon High School. 

These events are held twice annually in May and October. Hazardous waste can be dangerous and is often expensive to manage. This event is free for all Lebanon residents as well as residents in participating towns

What is household hazardous waste?  

As its name implies, household hazardous waste is a waste generated in your home that is dangerous for some reason. It might be flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.  

What happens to household hazardous waste?

These wastes are collected by specially trained vendors and trucked to a variety of disposal sites. Some waste is disposed in hazardous waste landfills or sent to incinerators to produce electricity. Some of it is recycled.  

Which items will be accepted at the HHW Collection Day event? 

Typical items brought to collection events include oil-based paint, old gasoline, pesticides, cleaning products, and fertilizers. Please see the HHW Collection Day Flyer for complete details.

Which items will NOT be accepted at the HHW Collection Day event? 

Items that will NOT be accepted at the HHW collection event include:

  • Unwanted/Unused Medications - dispose them in the Pharmaceutical Drop Box at the Lebanon Police Department
  • Fluorescent lamps – bring them to the Lebanon Recycling Center
  • Used Motor Oil – bring it to the Lebanon Recycling Center
  • Rechargeable Batteries – bring them to the Lebanon Recycling Center or Home Depot
  • Mercury containing devices (thermometers, thermostats and batteries) – bring them to the Lebanon Recycling Center
  • Antifreeze – bring it to the Lebanon Recycling Center
  • Latex Paint – Use it up or dry it out. Solid latex paint can be disposed of with regular trash. Empty metal paint cans can be recycled with scrap metal.

Please see the HHW Collection Day Flyer for complete details.

How can I reduce household hazardous waste?

Consider minimizing the amount of household hazardous waste you generate.  Reducing HHW at home can be done by planning out your project and purchasing only what you need. Bulk purchases of cleaners or painting supplies can lead to having more than you need. You might also try some alternatives to hazardous products. See below for some examples.  

Hazardous Waste Source Reduction around the Home
Drain CleanerUse a plunger or plumber's snake
Glass CleanerMix one tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in one quart of water. Spray on and use newspaper to dry. 
Furniture PolishMix one teaspoon of lemon juice in one pint of mineral or vegetable oil and wipe furniture.
Rug DeodorizerLiberally sprinkle carpets with baking soda. Wait at least 15 minutes and vacuum. Repeat if necessary.
Silver PolishBoil two to three inches of water in a shallow pan with one teaspoon of salt, one teaspoon of baking soda, and a sheet of aluminum foil. Totally submerge silver and boil for two to three more minutes. Wipe away tarnish and repeat if necessary. 
MothballsUse cedar chips, lavender flowers, rosemary, mints, or white peppercorns. 

What if I still have questions?

If you have questions, please email us at and we will see you on October 13th between 9am and Noon to properly dispose of your HHW. 

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