According to Apparel Impact’s annual report, 5.3 tons of textiles were collected in the Town of Orono in six months in 2019.
Maine Department of Environmental Protection site: How Can I Safely Dispose of My Waste?
The Town of Orono has contracted with Pine Tree Waste to do the curbside collection of trash and recycling. There will not be any changes to the scheduled pickup days.
For the streets west of Main Street, from Gardner Road to Bennoch Road, trash pick-up is Thursdays.
For both sides of Main Street and all streets east of Main, including everything north of the Stillwater River (College Avenue, Webster side), trash pick-up is Fridays.
Recycling occurs on every other week.
On the following holidays, trash pick-up is delayed by one day (except when the holiday falls on the weekend): New Year’s, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
You may still put your recycling in clear plastic bags for curbside collection.
You have a household item to discard... what do you do with it?
...is it RECYCLABLE?
Plastics (#1 & #2)
Recyclables go in your recycling bin to be picked up curbside by the Town of Orono and processed by Casella. Click to see a complete list of allowable materials
...is it a TEXTILE?
Textiles can be donated to used goods locations like the Orono Thrift Shop, and Textile Donation Bins at the Orono Thrift Shop and Bell’s IGA.
...is it UNIVERSAL WASTE?
You can discard these items at Electronics End in Brewer
...can it go to the LANDFILL?
Landfill permits can be purchased at the Town Office. Yard waste is free to drop off at Landfill, but a permit is required.
...is it HAZARDOUS WASTE?
Next Hazardous Waste Disposal Event: June 20,2020 from 9am - 1pm at Old Town Transfer Station, 246 Gilman Falls Ave, Old Town
Click for more disposal options
...if the answer to all of these is NO, it is TRASH
Contaminated organics (paper plates, pizza boxes)
Plastics (#3 - #7)
Trash is picked up curbside by the Town of Orono and processed by Penobscot Energy Recovery Center