Food Waste Drop-Off Program

The Lebanon Solid Waste Facility offers a Food Waste Drop-Off Program. Your food scraps will be composted and used onsite for erosion control. This activity helps avoid the use of virgin soil products and has a huge benefit on landfill capacity.  It is also less expensive than typical disposal charges for users. 

How to Join the Food Waste Program

To participate in the food waste program, please follow these five easy steps.

1. Obtain a solid waste permit.

If you are a Lebanon resident, or a resident of an authorized participating community, and do not have a solid waste permit, please complete the process to obtain a Lebanon Solid Waste Permit. If you already have a solid waste permit, please proceed to step two. 

2. Show your Solid Waste Permit to the Attendant at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility

Take your permit and one full punch card (10 punches) to the scale house attendant who will be happy to assist you. The cost of the program is one full punch card (10 punches) for a calendar year.  Learn how to purchase punch cards

3. Receive your food scraps permit.

The scale house attendant will give you a food scraps permit sticker.Photo of food scraps permit Opens in new window

4. Apply your food scraps permit sticker.

Place the food scraps permit sticker on your favorite pail. You supply your own food waste pail (up to 5 gallons). You can have several buckets by purchasing a permit (one full punch card per permit) for each one. Photo of food scraps permit being placed on bucket Opens in new window

5. Start diverting your food scraps!

Bring your food scraps to the solid waste facility and place them in the blue dumpster pictured below, make sure to only bring compostable materials and make sure they are bagged in either paper or compostable plastic bags. photo of solid waste attendant throwing away food scraps bag Opens in new window

Additional Information

For more information about Lebanon’s Food Waste Drop Off program including a list of accepted waste, where to buy program supplies, and frequently asked questions, please view our Food Scraps Program flyer (PDF).

If you have questions, please email us at solid.waste@lebanonnh.gov