Solid Waste Permits
❗ Please carefully review the information on this page before contacting the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. Most of the questions we receive are answered below. Please also check your SPAM folder if you feel you have not received your permit. Thank you!
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Topics on this page include:
- About solid waste permits.
- Who can apply?
- How to apply.
- Permit fees.
- How it works.
- Why are permits being required?
- Contact information.
About solid waste permits.
Starting September 1, 2021, all Lebanon residents and residents in authorized participating communities that choose to permit their residents to directly utilize the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility will be required to obtain a permit. Residents of those communities that choose not to permit direct use of the Solid Waste Facility will be required to dispose of their trash and recycling at their local transfer stations. Residential permits can be obtained by applying for free using our online application OR, when available, by applying in person at your local clerk's office.
Do solid waste permits replace punch cards?
No, solid waste permits do not replace punch cards. Punch cards are still required to pay for your trash disposal.
Do I need a permit if I am only using the Recycling Center?
Yes. Please note that permits are required to use the landfill and/or the recycling center.
What if I am a commercial hauler?
If you are a commercial hauler, please visit our Businesses and Haulers page for more information.
Who can apply?
The online application will currently only accept applicants who are residents of the following communities as indicated.
Online and In-Person
The following communities may apply online for free or visit their local clerk's office to apply in person. Fees may be required for in-person applications. Please check with your local clerk's office for details. Please note that Lebanon City Hall is only available to do in-person applications for Lebanon residents. Residents of other towns cannot apply at Lebanon City Hall.
- Lebanon/West Lebanon, NH
- Lebanon residents may apply online for free OR apply in person at Lebanon City Hall for $10.
- Plainfield, NH
- Sharon, VT
- Sharon residents may apply online for free OR apply in person at the Sharon town office.
The following communities may apply online only. No in-person services have been established in these communities at this time.
- Bridgewater, VT (may only apply online for free)
- Canaan, NH (may only apply online for free)
- Enfield, NH (may only apply online for free)
- Fairlee, VT (may only apply online for free)
- Grafton, NH (may only apply online for free)
- Hanover/Etna, NH (may only apply online for free)
- Hartford (WRJ), VT (may only apply online for free)
- Hartland, VT (may only apply online for free)
- Lyme, NH (may only apply online for free)
- Newbury, NH (may only apply online for free)
- Norwich, VT (may only apply online for free)
- Orange, NH (may only apply online for free)
- Orford, NH (may only apply online for free)
- Pomfret, VT (may only apply online for free)
- Strafford, VT (may only apply online for free)
- Thetford, VT (may only apply online for free)
- Vershire, VT (may only apply online for free)
- West Fairlee, VT (may only apply online for free)
- Woodstock, VT (may only apply online for free)
Click here to apply online for any of the communities listed above.
We continue to add other participating communities as they are approved. In order for communities to be approved, they must submit a signed agreement to the City of Lebanon. We are awaiting signed agreements from the following communities and they will be added once their agreements are received. The following list is a status update on some, but not all, of the communities still needing to sign agreements:
- Orange, NH (no ETA)
- Bridgewater, VT (awaiting signed agreement)
We will continue to update this page as we receive feedback from participating communities. Please continue to check back to see if your community has been approved. You can also view the current list of Authorized Communities who we are working with to get signed agreements. If you have questions about whether or not your community is choosing to allow its residents to obtain a permit, please contact your town hall to inquire.
How to apply.
Members of approved communities can apply for a Solid Waste permit online or, in select communities, in person. Please review our Who Can Apply section above for further information about your community. Proof of residency is required when applying online or in person. Accepted forms of proof of residency include:
- a most recent tax bill
- vehicle registration
- driver’s license (must include a physical address. PO boxes not accepted as proof of residency)
- non-driver/state-issued photo identification card
- utility bill
- lease agreement.
Your proof of residency must include your full name and your physical address. PO boxes are not accepted. When completing the online application, you will need to upload a copy of whatever you are using for proof of residency, so please have it available before beginning the form.
Apply Online (delayed issuance/no fee)
Residents of approved communities can complete our online application form which allows you to attach your proof of residency. Once your application is submitted, an authorized agent of the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility will review your application and, if approved, you will receive your permit by email within three working days. If you do not receive your permit, please be sure to check your SPAM folder. The permit will be sent from email@example.com. Please also be certain to enter your email address correctly. We have had a number of applications with incorrect email addresses that are bounced back to us.
Apply In-Person (immediate issuance/$10 fee)
Lebanon residents only may visit City Hall during regular operating hours. You will need to present proof of residency and pay a $10 fee. Check with the City Clerk's Office to find out what types of payments are accepted. You will receive your permit immediately by email or as a paper copy depending on your preference. We will update this information when other Town Clerks become available to accept in-person applications.
There is no fee to apply for a permit online. There is a $10 charge for those choosing to apply in person. This fee is assessed to offset staff costs. Solid Waste Permits do not replace punch cards. You will still need to purchase punch cards as you always have and use them as your form of payment at the Solid Waste Facility.
How it works.
Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with your permit attached. Please bring your permit with you when you visit the Solid Waste Facility. When you arrive at the Solid Waste Facility, show your permit to the attendant at the scale house. You can present your permit on paper or show it on your digital device. The attendant will scan your permit and will let you know how many punches are required for the amount of trash you are disposing.
Please note that additional household users will not be listed on the permit. You may print as many permits as needed to accommodate your household.
Why are permits being required?
In April 2021, the City Council amended Chapter 97: Landfill Regulations of the City Code to implement a new permitting system for access and use of the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. The permitting system will allow the Solid Waste Division to monitor and ensure that waste is only coming from authorized communities.
For more information, please see Lebanon Code Chapter 97: Landfill Regulations. If you feel you didn't receive your permit or you have questions about obtaining your Residential Solid Waste Permit, please contact Solid Waste Manager, Marc Morgan.