Exciting updates are on the horizon for our city's Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Program at the Solid Waste Facility beginning this August. New features include City PAYT trash bags and the ability to pay for non-bagged bulky waste with credit cards. The PAYT bags are purple, will be available in 15 and 30-gallon sizes, and are manufactured with up to 70% recycled content. PAYT bags are manufactured by WasteZero, a renowned waste reduction company, and will be available for purchase at various retailers in the region (specific locations will be announced soon).
Alongside the customized purple trash bags, punch cards will still be accepted. However, beginning January 1, 2024, punch cards will be accepted for Lebanon residents only. Punch cards will no longer be sold at City Hall as of January 1, 2024, but will remain available at local retailers.
In an effort to streamline processes and increase efficiency, our permit requirements are evolving. Starting September 1st, a new online EB2gov platform will be available for permit management. All residential users in all communities must obtain an updated permit utilizing the EB2gov online platform before December 31, 2023. The cost for updated permits will be $5 and must be updated annually.
Additionally, credit cards will be accepted for non-bagged bulky waste starting in September and will be the exclusive form of payment for all users (Lebanon residents included) starting January 1, 2024. Also, beginning January 1, 2024, non-bagged, residential loads will be weighed using the scales, eliminating the estimation process and streamlining operations at the scale house. Please be aware that punch cards will only be accepted as payment for scale-weighed waste until December 31, 2023. From that point forward, credit card payment will be mandatory.
These updates mark significant progress and align with our long-term mission toward waste reduction goals, and reflect our commitment to creating a sustainable future for our community while protecting this valuable resource. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we implement these changes.
As we expand our recycling capabilities, we urge you to consider sustainable waste disposal options and download the Betterbin App to assist you with knowing what can and cannot be recycled at the solid waste facility. Coming later this summer, the landfill will begin accepting plastic film and wood pellet bags. The official start date will be published in the near future.
For more information, visit LebanonNH.gov/PAYT. For questions, please contact the Solid Waste Facility at email@example.com or by calling 603-298-6486.