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Posted on: November 15, 2022

America Recycles Day

Betterbin Recycling App

Each year on November 15, cities across the country celebrate America Recycles Day. This year, the Lebanon Recycling Facility is calling on area residents to up their commitment to our local recycling program.

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Don't Trash Your Pumpkin, Compost It!

photo of a rotten pumpkin with a carved jack-o-lantern face

The candy has been eaten, the kids’ costumes have been put away, but what about that rotten pumpkin out front? 

Pumpkins can easily be composted in a backyard compost bin. They can also be taken to the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility and put in with ...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Landfill Gas to Energy Project Update

Landfill Gas to Energy - Microturbine

The Landfill Gas to Energy (LFG2E) Project continues to move forward. Last week, a large container was received at the Solid Waste Facility housing the five microturbines that will convert the landfill gas into electricity. Recently, we have also taken de...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

New Landfill Tarp Machine: Reuse Comes In All Shapes and Sizes

Photo of tractor pulling tarp over landfill trash

Lebanon’s Solid Waste Division practices reuse whenever and wherever it can. Recently, the Solid Waste Division took delivery of a tarp deployment system. This new piece of equipment allows staff to use reusable tarps to cover trash instead of u...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Reduce Your Climate Impact by Composting Food Scraps

Food Waste Drop Off

Americans waste more than 100 billion pounds of food each year. All this wasted food has an impact on the disposal capacity of landfills. Lebanon is not immune to this. Each year, more than 5,000 tons of food scraps are landfilled in Lebanon. Keeping food...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Can I Recycle This Plastic?

Recycle

Every day at the Lebanon Recycling Center, our staff receives questions about what plastic is recyclable and what is not. It is important to know what is NOT recyclable so we keep our recycling contaminate-free.

During this time of year, we see a ...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

A Plea to Separate Recyclables Correctly

Styrofoam Contamination

Lebanon’s Solid Waste staff is always busy receiving and managing waste and recycling from Upper Valley households. The staff works hard to simplify the process and new signs were installed last year to improve communication with facility users.  ...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Keeping Our Recyclables Local

Recycling Keeps it Local

Do you know where your recyclables go?  In this day and age, understanding where your food comes from is important.  Is it local? Is it organic? Is it grass-fed, cage-free, etc?  But do you know where your recyclables go and why...

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Lebanon Solid Waste News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Renewable Gas Project at Lebanon Landfill Moving Forward

Landfill Gas to Energy Project

After more than a decade and many roadblocks, the City of Lebanon is excited to announce the development of its Landfill Gas to Energy Project at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility.  Working in conjunction with Liberty Utilities and our engineering...

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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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