Lebanon Landfill Continues to Innovate
By Frances Mize, Valley News, Lebanon, NH (August 20, 2023)
“Long considered one of the more environmentally progressive solid waste facilities in New Hampshire, the municipal landfill on Route 12A is launching a number of new waste diversion programs this summer and changing the way residential users pay to dump their trash.
Since the end of July, the landfill has accepted plastic grocery bags for recycling. The landfill gathers the single-use symbols of human pollution, and its partner Trex, a Virginia-based company, retrieves them and turns them into a decking materials that are an alternative to wood.
…The solid waste facility has also made permanent its textile recycling initiative. Around 85% of all textiles — clothes and other fabrics — thrown away in the U.S. wind up in landfills, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The landfill partnered with another recycling organization, Apparel Impact, based in Hooksett, N.H,, that recovers and redistributes useable clothing across New England.”
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