News Flash

Posted on: November 13, 2020

Public Works Department Reopening to Public

photo of DPW Admin Building

The Department of Public Works (DPW) will reopen its doors to the public with business hours of 8AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday, starting on Monday, November 16, 2020. Please be aware that customers entering the DPW building are required to wear masks i...

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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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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Dana House Building Improvements to Begin

Dana House

The City of Lebanon will be commencing with removal of old roofing and replacing the roof systems on the Dana House, as well as performing other limited building improvements.

Re-roofing of the original portion of the Dana House, located at 20 Seminary Hil...

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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: August 29, 2019

Streetlights for Removal - Final List

Streetlight Conversion Project Final Removal Notice

In preparation for Lebanon’s streetlight conversion project, the City has made a determination of which streetlights to remove. A total of 116 comments were submitted to the Department of Public Works (DPW) by email, phone mess...

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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. 

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News Flash

Posted on: October 2, 2020

Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Hazardous Waste Collection Day October 3 from 9am to noon promotional ad

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held at Lebanon High School on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 9:00AM – NOON. This event is held at Lebanon High School to better accommodate the large turnout. The following flyer provides compl...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
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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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 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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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: 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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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

New Landfill Fees: What You Need to Know

one bag one punch promo

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: 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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