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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Backyard Living: Composting 101 Live Seminar

Composting 101 graphic

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, the Lebanon Solid Waste Division will be partnering with the Co-Op Food Stores and West Lebanon Feed and Supply to provide training on how to reduce food scraps at home and get started with backyard co...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Lebanon Landfill Compost Pilot a Success

News from the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility with earth and recycle bins clipart

On Friday July 17, 2020, Lebanon’s effort to reduce the amount of food scraps being landfilled was highlighted on By Degrees°, a new climate reporting initiative by NHPR. 

The "Got Food Scraps?" residential compost pilo...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Purchasing Lebanon Solid Waste Punch Cards

Purchasing Lebanon Solid Waste Punch Cards during COVID-19

Currently, “landfill punch cards” are available at three local Lebanon merchants; Lavalley’s Building Supply, West Lebanon Feed and Supply, and Jake’s Market (Lebanon location). 

With the closure of City Hal...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Refill NOT Landfill Campaign Postponed

Refill Not Landfill Event Postponed

On March 21, 2020, Governor Sununu issued Emergency Declaration 10 that instructs all grocery stores within the State of New Hampshire to transition to exclusive use of store provide single use plastic or paper bags when bagging grocerie...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Don’t Waste Your Christmas Tree

Do Not Waste Your Tree with a photo of a decorated tree

Christmas trees are a traditional and wonderful part of this season’s celebration, first recorded in Latvia in 1510. In the United States, more than 50 million trees are sold each Christmas. Christmas trees should NEVER be placed in a dumpster, trash, or ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Boxes, Ribbons, Bows: Holiday Waste Reduction Tips

boxes wrapped with bows and ribbons

At this festive time of year, we generate a whole lot of trash. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away 25% more trash than any other time of the year. With a little planning, much of the waste that is generated can easily ...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Tis the season for giving… rechargeable batteries

Battery Recycling with photo of rechargeable batteries

The season of gift giving us upon us. Many gifts given nowadays require batteries. From remote control cars to hand-held devices like phones and tablets, batteries will be required.

At the Lebanon Recycling Center, rechargeable batteries can be recycled. T...

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Recycling Right

Recycle Right logo with recycling symbols

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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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Learning the 3 Rs to Eliminate Waste

Reduce Reuse Recycle Graphic

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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