News Flash

Posted on: July 17, 2020

New Drought Ordinance Adopted

Drought Information text overlaying photo of Mascoma Lake

As a result of the June 25, 2020 moderate drought declaration issued by NH DHHS, Lebanon City Council has adopted Ordinance 2020-10, authorizing the City to implement water use restrictions in the event of a drought or other emergency.

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Lebanon Public Works
Posted on: March 26, 2020

What is Flushable? Save your Pipes!

Save Your Pipes

There are some things that just should not go down the drain!  The City of Lebanon sewer collection system and treatment plant is a multi-million-dollar asset that needs everyone’s help to maintain.  A big issue within this ind...

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Lebanon Public Works
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Lebanon Water Plant Receives CDC Water Quality Award

Lebanon 2018 CDC Water Award Presention 01-02-20

On January 2 2020, the City of Lebanon Water Plant was presented a CDC Water Quality Award for achieving 100% optimal fluoridation levels for all 12 months of 2018. The award means that Water Plant staff maintained the optimal dosage for fluoride in our c...

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Lebanon Public Works
Posted on: January 29, 2020

2020 Water Quality Report

Water Report newsflash

The City of Lebanon Water Department is pleased to inform you that your drinking water met or exceeded all federal and state requirements, with no violations in 2019. We strive to deliver safe drinking water to our customers and to maintain a secure and p...

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Lebanon Public Works
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Solid Waste Manager receives 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award

Marc Morgan receiving the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award

The Public Works Department would like to congratulate Marc Morgan, Lebanon Solid Waste Manager, for his well-deserved receipt of the "2019 Environmental Stewardship Award" from New Hampshire the Beautiful. 

Marc's knowledge of and dedic...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 17, 2020

New Solid Waste Fees Effective January 1, 2021

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

New Solid Waste Fees for 2021

Lebanon City Council recently approved amended fees for the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility to be effective January 1, 2021.

What will the new fees be?

The fee for disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is going up 1 percent. Proc...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

All kinds of holiday waste. Now what?

Holiday Recycling NewsFlash

The 2020 holiday season is rapidly coming to a close. You are left with wonderful memories, beautiful songs, delicious food, and... loads of trash. The great thing about trash is, most of it is easily recyclable. Here are a few dos and don'ts to remember ...

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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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Lebanon Solid Waste News
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: 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: December 5, 2019

Tis the season for giving… rechargeable batteries

Battery Recycling with photo of rechargeable batteries

The season of gift-giving is 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: 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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Lebanon Solid Waste News
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 Hall due to COVID-19, punch cards are not c...

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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

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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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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