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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Managing Empty Propane Tanks

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Barbeque season is in full swing and, with high temperatures like we have been seeing, grilling outside is a great way to prepare dinner without heating up the house. If you are grilling, you know the frustration of coming to end of your propane tank (hop...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

New Landfill Fees: What You Need to Know

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New Fees at the Lebanon Solid Waste FacilityOn July 24, 2019, the Lebanon City Council approved a number of updated fees for disposal of various types of waste and updated City regulations associated with managing solid waste (see New Solid Waste...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Landfill Punch Cards for Sale at Local Merchants

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To increase the availability of purchasing landfill punch cards, Lebanon Landfill Punch Cards are now available for purchase at the following local merchant locations: 

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Please Help Prevent Landfill Fires

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The Lebanon Solid Waste Division, in partnership with the Lebanon Fire Department, is asking for your help to prevent landfill fires.

Nationally, fires at solid waste facilities have increased by 40%. That increase is also being seen here in Lebanon. Over ...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Invasive Plants: Dispose, Don't Compost

NH Invasive Species Guide

Throughout the Upper Valley, non-native invasive plants have become an overwhelming problem to the natural environment. These plants seem to do very well in this region; both growth and reproduction have caused them to spread into areas and at rates that ...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Proper Disposal of Sharps

Sharps recently found next the trash dumpsters at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility

Sharps is a term used for medical devices with sharp pointed edges that can cut or puncture your skin (safeneedledisposal.org).  Sharps are used by many to manage ongoing health needs such as diabetes, allergies, cancer, and other health conditio...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Leaves, Brush and Yard Waste, Oh My!

photo of red autumn leaves on a branch. Photo submitted by Patricia McGovern.

Fall is in full swing and that means raking the yard.

In New Hampshire, leaves and yard waste are banned from being disposed in landfills. This means you can’t “throw them away” in your trash. 

Leaf and yard waste can be managed in a home leaf pile...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Recycling Right

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The State of Global Recycling Markets

Recently, there has been a lot of media attention focused on changes happening in global recycling markets. For years, overseas markets paid higher prices for American scrap recycling. As a result, U.S. domest...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Learning the 3 Rs to Eliminate Waste

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Reduce, Reuse, RecycleWe are now into 2018. Last month, we challenged you to make 2018 a “greener” year. We would love to hear from you about how you are living up to this challenge.Over the next few weeks I will be writing about the 3R’...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

This Holiday Season… Clean your Plate

Food waste by the numbers infographic

We are fast approaching the holiday season. Wonderful food will be shared with family and friends. Unfortunately, far too much of that delicious food will be wasted. The EPA estimates that 22% of waste sent to landfills in the US was food waste in 2015.&a...

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