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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, compost pile, or brush pile. They can also be brought to a local compost area like we have at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. 

Leaves and yard waste are collected in two bunkers located behind the Recycling Center at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. We are grateful to receive the material to add to our compost piles. Please remember, when delivering yard waste to the facility to secure your loads for transport. 

Also, please remove leaves from plastic bags before dumping them in the pile. Brown paper yard waste bags DO NOT need to be dumped out. They are compostable and can be put in with the yard waste pile. Grass clippings, pumpkins, and garden waste are also accepted in our leaf pile.  

Brush delivered to the facility has some basic requirements as well. Brush should not be bigger around than 4” or greater than 8 feet long. Brush is collected separately from leaves. Stumps are NOT accepted at the Lebanon facility.  

Leaves, grass clippings, garden waste, and ground up brush are added to our compost piles along with food waste from area businesses and institutions. Keeping your brush and yard waste free from trash is critical to produce a usable product.    

If you have questions about leaf and yard waste disposal or composting at home, feel free to contact us at

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