Pay-As-You-Throw Program

As part of the effort and long-term goal to preserve the life of the landfill through waste reduction methods, the city is updating its Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Program at the Solid Waste Facility (landfill and recycling). Updates and additional features were presented to City Council on June 7, 2023.

Customized City Trash Bags

15 and 30-gallon customized purple trash bags are available for purchase at the local retailers listed below. (The list will be updated as additional retail locations are established). These trash bags are manufactured with up to 70% of recycled content. Thirty-gallon bags will be sold in rolls of 5, and 15-gallon bags will be sold in rolls of 10. Regardless of size, each roll will cost $10, and the cost of the bags will include disposal fees. Punch cards will not be needed to dispose of these bags. Pre-paid trash bags are currently an option for all users. However, beginning January 1, 2024, they will become the required method of payment for non-Lebanon residents to dispose of bagged waste. To learn more about how the new pre-paid trash bag system works, view the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility Disposal Changes video. This video guides you through the process and answers questions you might have.

  • Price Chopper 
    • 370 Miracle Mile
    • 285 Plainfield Road
  • Shaw's
    • 10 Benning Drive
  • Lebanon Co-op
    • 12 Centerra Parkway
  • Hanover Co-op
    • 45 South Park Street
  • CVS Pharmacy
    • 79 South Main Street, Hanover
    • 250 Plainfield Road, West Lebanon

Punch Cards

  • Lebanon Residents - The use of customized purple trash bags is a second option in our PAYT Program. Punch cards will continue to be an option for the foreseeable future, but as of January 1, 2024, they will no longer be sold at City Hall. They will continue to be sold at local retailers.
  • Non-Lebanon Residents - Punch cards will only be able to be used to dispose of bagged waste until December 31, 2023. Beginning January 1, 2024, non­-Lebanon residents who bring waste directly to the landfill will be required to dispose of bagged waste in customized purple trash bags available at local retailers.

Credit Cards Required

Beginning January 1, 2024, credit cards will be the required form of payment for all users to dispose of all non-bagged, itemized, and/or scale-weighed bulky waste. Residential loads will no longer be estimated for weight and will be required to be weighed by use of the scales. This will streamline operations at the scale house. Use of credit cards is available now. 

Solid Waste Permits

Residential users in all communities will be required to have an updated permit obtained through the new online EB2gov platform, costing $5. Permits will be required to be updated on an annual basis. Applications for updated permits will open in September 2023 (the actual date to be announced). *Residents with permits expiring between September and December 2023 should use the new online platform for renewal. It is advised that all users apply for their permits as soon as the online application is available, regardless of the expiration date. Effective January 1, 2024, only EB2gov permits will be valid, streamlining internal processes and increasing efficiency.

*All Residential Solid Waste Permits set to expire in August/early September have been updated within our existing software to expire on September 15, 2023. This has been done in an effort to reduce confusion for users and allow time for the new EB2gov platform to be completed and opened for public use.

Smaller-Load Haulers

For all smaller-load haulers (disposing of less than 1,000 lbs a week and/or making fewer than 8 visits a month), a commercial account and permit will be required. You must have your account and permit in place by January 1, 2024. Beginning January 1, 2024, disposal transactions must be paid for via credit card on a per­ visit basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the following Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the upcoming changes. You can easily find this page again at

If you have questions, please contact Solid Waste Manager Erica Douglas at or call 603-298-6486.