Hazardous Waste Collection
Hazardous Waste Events
The Lebanon Landfill and Recycling Center hosts three Hazardous Waste Collection events each year. These events are developed and sponsored by the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission and the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services, at four locations each year within the Planning Commission area. Please note that the Lebanon collection events are held at Lebanon High School to better accommodate the large number of participants.
Who can attend?
Household Hazardous Waste events are FREE to residents from Claremont, Cornish, Enfield, Goshen, Hanover, Lebanon, Lempster, Lyme, New London, Newbury, Newport, Orford, Piermont, Plainfield, Springfield, Sunapee, Unity, Washington, and Wilmot. Other residents and businesses welcome for a fee. ANYONE with 25 gallons or more must pre-register by calling 603-448-1680.
Hazardous Materials Accepted Daily
Hazardous Waste Collection events are busy, not only with the number of users but with the amount of material brought to the event, which can result in long wait times. Local residents can help reduce wait times at these events by bringing the following items to the Lebanon Landfill whenever the facility is open. The Lebanon Solid Waste Facility accepts a number of materials on a daily basis such as:
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fluorescent Light Bulbs
- Mercury-containing devices such as Thermostats and Thermometers
- Used Oil
There is no need to wait for Hazardous Waste Events to dispose of these materials.
Likewise, unwanted medicines can be dropped off at the Lebanon Police Department on Poverty Lane, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. No questions asked, just deposit them in the special container as soon as you walk in the main door. Hanover also provides the same level of service at its Police Headquarters. Please do not dispose of syringes, needles, or sharps in these boxes!
Syringes, Needles, & Sharps Disposal
The Lebanon Solid Waste Facility also accepts household-generated "Sharps" which are used needles that individuals use to self-medicate. Please follow these steps:
- Put sharps in a sturdy hard plastic container such as laundry detergent or bleach bottles
- Wrap the top with tape
- Write on outside of container: "contains SHARPS, not for recycling"
- Hand container to scale attendant at Lebanon Landfill, no questions, no fees.
There is a limited supply of labels available to put on these bottles. Just ask at the scale house.
Latex Paint Disposal
Latex paint is not accepted at Hazardous Waste Collection events. It is not toxic and can be dried out and put in everyday trash for disposal.
The easiest way to determine if it is latex is to look at the directions and see how you clean brushes and rollers. If it says to use soap and water, it is latex. Take the lid off of the can, put some sand, kitty litter, or oil absorbent in the paint, stir, let it air dry and out it goes into the trash.