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Sunflower

About our Transfer Station

 

We send all recyclable materials to centers that recycle. They are then reused as energy, such as electricity. We do not send materials to a landfill. Our towns subsidize costs to be able to transfer our waste so that it can be reused, repurposed, and recycled into reusable forms of materials and energy. 

Where does it all go?

 

Garbage:

This is taken to the EcoMaine plant in Portland where it is burned.  The energy created by the burning is used to create electricity. 

 

For more information see the EcoMaine website.

 

Recycling:

All the recycling items, # 2 plastic, glass bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard are taken to the Lincoln county recycling center in Wiscasset.  See this link for more information.

 

Metal:

The metal bin contents are sold to a scrap metal recycler.

Construction waste:

This is taken to a construction waste dump site.

DO NOT PUT THESE ITEMS IN YOUR TRASH:

  • Pesticides

  • Herbicides

  • Fertilizers

  • Oil (Can be taken to local businesses, ask for list.)

  • Gasoline

  • Diesel

  • Antifreeze

  • Paint (paintcare.org has a list of locations where paint can be recycled free during the year)

  • Mercury containing devices 

  • Sharps: syringes, needles and lancets (Can be disposed of in trash if they are in a securely sealed plastic container)

  • Swimming pool chemicals

  • Household chemicals: toilet bowl cleaner, shower/tile cleaner, carpet cleaner, rust remover and more

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