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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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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Don't Trash Your Pumpkin, Compost It!

photo of a rotten pumpkin with a carved jack-o-lantern face

The candy has been eaten, the kids’ costumes have been put away, but what about that rotten pumpkin out front? 

Pumpkins can easily be composted in a backyard compost bin. They can also be taken to the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility and pu...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Leaves and 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: 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 Oc...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fires at the Landfill Really Stink

The mess on the left is the burned battery pack that caused the fire on July 24th. The one on the ri

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, a small fire started in the Lebanon Landfill. This fire was quickly responded to and extinguished by the Solid Waste Division staff. Fires do happen at landfills. In fact, there are thousands that occur annually around the count...

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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: September 5, 2018

Scalehouse Update 09/05/18

photo of scale upgrade at Lebanon Solid Waste facility

For those who are following the Lebanon Solid Waste Scalehouse project, here is a quick update regarding our progress. 

The first scale was successfully placed into service during the weekend of September 1st (see photos below) and we will be repl...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
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. domestic recycl...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Textile Recycling

Green T-shirt with recycling symbol hanging on clothes line

There are a number of options throughout the Upper Valley for reusing or recycling your unwanted clothes, blankets, and other textiles. You are encouraged to use local options. That said, once again, the Lebanon Recycling Center will be accepting textiles...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Scale House Closure September 1

Scale House Under Construction 2018

The new scale house at the Solid Waste Facility is nearly complete. Part of this project includes replacing the existing vehicle scales as well. The entire project should be done by the end of September.

The scale replacement is scheduled...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
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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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

2017 Solid Waste Year End Report

Fluorescent light bulbs stacked for recycling

Did you know that in 2017, the Lebanon Recycling Center collected more than 7.5 miles of fluorescent tubes and 3,064 compact fluorescent bulbs; more than the distance from the landfill to City Hall if they were laid end-to-end? The Recycling Cent...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Recycling Saves More than Ca$h

Recycling saves more than cash infographic

Very often we talk about the financial benefits of recycling our waste. It is true that recycling does cost less than disposal. For example, recycling efforts in 2017 avoided disposal charges of approximately $170,000 and the sale of recyclables generated...

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View our Recycling Saves 2017 Infographic Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Your Recyclables = A Marketable Commodity

Cans in the recycling bin at Lebanon Recycling Center

Did you know that, with your help, Lebanon’s Recycling Center produces a very marketable commodity? That’s right, the items you recycle at our center are bought and sold all over the world. One of the reasons our recycling program is s...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: September 26, 2017

So much plastic… but is it recyclable?

Recycle Plastic

In 2016, users of the Lebanon Recycling Center recycled nearly 60 tons of plastic. Ten years ago the Center recycled less than 20 tons of plastics. 

The Lebanon Recycling Center can recycle plastics #1-7 that are containers only. Items like shampo...

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Wondering What Goes Where? Lebanon Solid Waste News