Pay-As-You-Throw Program

As part of the effort and long-term goal to preserve the life of the landfill through waste reduction methods, the city is updating its Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Program at the Solid Waste Facility (landfill and recycling). Updates and additional features were presented to City Council on June 7, 2023.

Customized City Trash Bags

15 and 30-gallon customized purple trash bags are available for purchase at the local retailers listed below. (The list will be updated as additional retail locations are established). These trash bags are manufactured with up to 70% of recycled content. Thirty-gallon bags will be sold in rolls of 5, and 15-gallon bags will be sold in rolls of 10. Regardless of size, each roll will cost $10, and the cost of the bags will include disposal fees. Punch cards are for Lebanon residents only and will not be needed to dispose of these bags. Pre-paid trash bags are the required method of payment for non-Lebanon residents to dispose of bagged waste. To learn more about how the new pre-paid trash bag system works, view the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility Disposal Changes video. This video guides you through the process and answers questions you might have.

  • Price Chopper 
    • 370 Miracle Mile
    • 285 Plainfield Road
  • Shaw's
    • 10 Benning Drive
  • Lebanon Co-op
    • 12 Centerra Parkway
  • Hanover Co-op
    • 45 South Park Street
  • CVS Pharmacy
    • 79 South Main Street, Hanover
    • 250 Plainfield Road, West Lebanon

Punch Cards

  • Lebanon Residents - The use of customized purple trash bags is a second option in our PAYT Program. Punch cards continue to be an option for the foreseeable future, but as of January 1, 2024, they are no longer sold at City Hall. They continue to be sold at local retailers.
  • Non-Lebanon Residents - Punch cards are no longer valid. As of January 1, 2024, non­-Lebanon residents who bring waste directly to the landfill are required to dispose of bagged waste in customized purple trash bags available at local retailers. Unused punch cards may be returned for a refund at Lavalleys, West Lebanon Feed & Supply, and Jake's on Mechanic Street in Lebanon.

Credit Cards Required

As of January 1, 2024, credit cards are the required form of payment for all users to dispose of all non-bagged, itemized, and/or scale-weighed bulky waste. Residential loads will no longer be estimated for weight and will be required to be weighed by use of the scales. This will streamline operations at the scale house.  

Solid Waste Permits

Residential users in all communities are required to have an updated permit obtained through the new online EB2gov platform, costing $5. Permits are required to be updated on an annual basis. Effective January 1, 2024, only EB2gov permits are valid, streamlining internal processes and increasing efficiency.

Smaller-Load Haulers

For all smaller-load haulers (disposing of less than 1,000 lbs a week and/or making fewer than 8 visits a month), a commercial account and permit is required. As of January 1, 2024, disposal transactions must be paid for via credit card on a per­ visit basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the following Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the upcoming changes. You can easily find this page again at

If you have questions, please contact Solid Waste Manager Erica Douglas at or call 603-298-6486.