Dear Lyme Residents,
Transfer Station Adjustments due to the COVID-19 Virus (Until Further Notice)
Because of the Transfer Station Adjustments due to the COVID-19 Virus and an attempt to eliminate traffic congestion, we are trying to adapt with the following changes:
Extended hours of operation-
We will be accepting Municipal waste (Trash) only-
no recycling- please keep reading
Place Stickers on bags or tear a punch off your own card
This last Sunday was problematic in many ways. One of the issues was the speed of unloading vehicles. Each vehicle has much more recycling than trash. The problem with recycling is that it takes up much more space than trash and slows down the compacting which slows down the line. The line became a safety problem when traffic began overflowing into the main roadways blocking traffic. This past Sunday there was a Fire Department emergency call and traffic was blocking the roadway affecting the ability for the Fire Department to get to the emergency call. Fortunately Chief O'Keefe was able to help with this situation and get traffic moved enough so the fire trucks could eventually get through. In order for the Transfer Station to stay open we will need to be able to operate without causing an unsafe traffic situation.
In order to help with the traffic congestion, we will be extending the hours of operation. The available hours of operation will be:
Wednesday's 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Sunday's 8:00AM - 2:00PM
NO RECYCLING - As of Wednesday March 25th, 2020 we will be accepting Trash Only Until further notice. We are still asking that you unload your own trash.
Recycling options: You can hold onto it until we are able to change back to our normal operations or the Lebanon Landfill Transfer Station is available for you to dispose of your recycling.
There website is: https://lebanonnh.gov/450/Solid-Waste-Recycling . Please read and review the information on their website.
Recycling in Lebanon is Not ZERO-SORT. You will have to separate your recycling if you choose to bring it there.
Typically the busiest time at the Transfer Station is right before it closes. It would be helpful to try and come at a different time in order to help reduce the traffic congestion.
Please bare with us while we all work our way through Covid - 19 and work to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thank you for being patient and understanding!
Feel free to call or email me with any questions
Transfer Station Supervisor