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Lebanon Solid Waste News

Posted on: March 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Styrofoam Collection Day - Saturday, April 16

Styrofoam food containers stacked in a pile

The SAD News

The Lebanon Solid Waste Facility is unable to accept styrofoam in its recycling center. Unfortunately, it must be disposed of as regular trash.

The GOOD News

Sustainable Lebanon is partnering with the Lebanon Rotary Club to offer a polystyrene (styrofoam) collection day on Saturday, April 16, from 9:00am to 11:00am at 227 Mechanic Street in Lebanon (behind Jake’s Coffee). The event will take place rain or shine. 

Various types of foam will be collected for recycling including polystyrene #6 (EPS), polyethylene #4 (EPE), and #6 XPS insulation board foam which will be driven to a recycling facility in Massachusetts. This includes packaging foam used for TVs, computers, and appliances, as well as foam coolers. Food service foam, including clean food containers and egg cartons, will be recycled via Terracycle. 

  • Please make sure that all tape and labels are removed and all foam is clean, dry, and free of food residue or other debris.
  • There is no fee to participate, but donations are welcome to support the costs associated with this event. To cover transportation and recycling costs, we need to raise $500. Donations can be made at the event via cash or check (payable to Sustainable Lebanon) or online at Thanks in advance for considering a donation!

NOTE: Foam peanuts should be brought directly to the UPS Store at True Value Hardware in Hanover

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Liane Avery at

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