Solid Waste Permits
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All Lebanon residents, and residents in authorized participating communities, are required to obtain a Solid Waste permit before using the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. Residential permits can be obtained for free by applying online OR, when available, by applying in person at your local clerk's office.
Please carefully review the information on this page before contacting the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility or visiting your local clerk's office.
The following communities may apply online for free or visit their participating local clerk's office to apply in person. Please review the following list to find out if in-person services are available. Fees may be required for in-person applications. Please check with your local clerk's office for details. Please note that Lebanon City Hall is only available to do in-person applications for Lebanon residents. Residents of other towns cannot apply at Lebanon City Hall.
- Lebanon/West Lebanon, NH (online OR in person at Lebanon City Hall for $10).
- Bridgewater, VT
- Canaan, NH
- Enfield, NH
- Fairlee, VT
- Grafton, NH
- Hanover/Etna, NH
- Hartford (WRJ), VT
- Hartland, VT
- Lyme, NH
- Newbury, NH
- Norwich, VT
- Orange, NH
- Orford, NH (online only)
- Plainfield, NH (online OR in person at the Plainfield town office)
- Pomfret, VT (online only)
- Sharon, VT (online OR in person at the Sharon town office)
- Strafford, VT
- Thetford, VT
- Vershire, VT
- West Fairlee, VT
- Woodstock, VT
Click here to apply online for any of the communities listed above.
There is no cost to apply for a permit online. There is a $10 charge for those choosing to apply in person at the Lebanon Clerk's Office in City Hall. This fee is assessed to offset staff costs. Solid Waste Permits do not replace punch cards. You will still need to purchase punch cards as you always have and use them as your form of payment at the Solid Waste Facility.
Members of approved communities can apply for a Solid Waste permit online or, in select communities, in person. Please review our Who Can Apply section above for further information about your community. Proof of residency is required when applying online or in person. Accepted forms of proof of residency include:
- a most recent tax bill
- vehicle registration
- driver’s license (must include a physical address. PO boxes are not accepted as proof of residency)
- non-driver/state-issued photo identification card
- utility bill
- lease agreement.
Your proof of residency must include your full name and your physical address. PO boxes are not accepted. When completing the online application, you will need to upload a copy of whatever you are using for proof of residency, so please have it available before beginning the form.
Apply Online (delayed issuance/no fee)
Residents of approved communities can complete our online application form, which allows you to attach your proof of residency. Once your application is submitted, an authorized agent of the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility will review your application, and if approved, you will receive your permit by email within three working days. If you do not receive your permit, please be sure to check your SPAM folder. The permit will be sent from email@example.com. Please also be certain to enter your email address correctly. We have had a number of applications with incorrect email addresses that are bounced back to us.
Macintosh/Safari Users: We are aware of an issue for those using a Mac computer and/or the Safari browser not being able to complete the online application form. If you are using a Mac computer and are experiencing issues, please use a different browser (i.e. Chrome or FireFox) to complete the online application.
Apply In-Person (immediate issuance/$10 fee)
Lebanon residents only may visit City Hall during regular operating hours, Monday through Thursday, 7am to 5pm. You will need to present proof of residency and pay a $10 fee. Check with the City Clerk's Office to find out what types of payments are accepted. You will receive your permit immediately by email or as a paper copy, depending on your preference. Please see the Who Can Apply section above for information about other towns offering in-person application services.
Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with your permit attached. Please bring your permit with you when you visit the Solid Waste Facility. When you arrive at the Solid Waste Facility, show your permit to the attendant at the scale house. You can present your permit on paper or show it on your digital device. The attendant will scan your permit and will let you know how many punches are required for the amount of trash you are disposing.
Please note that additional household users will not be listed on the permit. You may print as many permits as needed to accommodate your household. If you feel you didn't receive your permit or you have questions about obtaining your Residential Solid Waste Permit, please contact Solid Waste Manager, Marc Morgan.
What do I do if I lost my permit?
If you have lost your residential Solid Waste Permit, please contact the Solid Waste Facility at firstname.lastname@example.org. A staff member will be able to look up your permit and send you a copy by email.
Do solid waste permits replace punch cards?
No, solid waste permits do not replace punch cards. Punch cards are still required to pay for your trash disposal.
Do I need a permit if I am only using the Recycling Center?
Yes. Please note that permits are required to use the landfill and/or the recycling center.
What if I am a commercial hauler?
If you are a commercial hauler, please visit our Businesses and Haulers page for more information.
Do solid waste permits expire?
Issued permits for Lebanon residents are valid for three years. Participating community resident-issued permits are valid for two years. The expiration date is shown on your issued permit. Refer to Chapter 97, Landfill Regulations of City Code for further information.
Please Note: a small handful of early permit applications were issued to Lebanon residents with an expiration date of one year. If you applied for your permit and the expiration date was incorrectly set for one year, please resubmit your application using your current/expired permit as proof of residency. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have questions, please contact the Solid Waste Facility at email@example.com.
Why are permits required?
In April 2021, the City Council amended Chapter 97: Landfill Regulations of the City Code to implement a new permitting system for access and use of the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. The permitting system will allow the Solid Waste Division to monitor and ensure that waste is only coming from authorized communities. For more information, please see Lebanon Code Chapter 97: Landfill Regulations.