- Trash & Recycling
Trash & Recycling
- 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.
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Apparel Recycling Statistics
Apparel Impact 2019 annual report - 5.3 tons of textiles were collected in the Town of Orono in six months in 2019.
Apparel Impact 2020 annual report - 12.4 tons of textiles were collected in the Town of Orono in 2020.
Apparel Impact 2021 annual report - 10.6 tons of textiles were collected in the Town of Orono in 2021.
Textile donation bin is located at 10 Birch Street, beside the Thrift Store.
You have a household item to discard...what do you do with it?
...is it RECYCLABLE?
Plastics (#1 & #2)
Cardboard (clean) Additional Cardboard drop off station here
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?
Once limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic have passed, textiles can be donated to used goods locations like the Orono Thrift Store, and Textile Donation Bins at the Orono Thrift Shop and Bell’s IGA.
...is it UNIVERSAL WASTE?
Learn more about recycling universal waste services from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection
...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?
Check this space for the date of the next Hazardous Waste Disposal Event at Old Town Transfer Station, 246 Gilman Falls Ave, Old Town
...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