A MESSAGE FROM ECOMAINE


Dear ecomaine member community friends,
We are excited to announce the debut TODAY of two new web-based resources designed to make it easier and FUN for your residents and schools to be at the top of their games when it comes to recycling!


First, we’re pleased to introduce the new ecomaine RECYCLOPEDIA.

Our interactive RECYCLOPEDIA is your one-stop searchable shop for waste handling answers for more than 600 unique items (and the waste stream each belongs in). It also includes the
“Wicked Smaht Recycler” waste-sorting game, an interactive resource designed to help residents of all ages sharpen their recycling and waste-disposal know-how. To use the ecomaine RECYCLOPEDIA, visit www.ecomaine.org/RECYCLOPEDIA  , find it in the upper right corner everywhere on ecomaine.org, or download it from the android or apple app stores.


 

Transfer Station Update
Beginning on January 1, 2017 a new price list will be in effect for items other than household trash.  Click below to view the new price list.



Waste & Recycling

New at the Transfer Station
If you would like to recycle your books, there is now a book drop-off box at the station for book recycling.
This service is available to residents of Baldwin, Hiram, and Porter.
Remember, the more we recycle the more we save in tipping fees.


Tri-Town Transfer Station
South Hiram Road
Hiram, Maine
Tel: 207-625-7633

Hours:  Mondays:        Closed
            Tuesdays:       10am to 3pm
            Wednesdays:  10am to 3pm
            Thursdays:      Closed
            Fridays:           10am to 3pm
            Saturdays:       8am to 4pm
            Sundays:         9am to 4pm

NOTICE!!!!!

Please be sure to have a valid station sticker on your vehicle when using the station.  Effective January 1, 2017, if you do not have a sticker, you will be turned away.

If you change vehicle, please remove the station sticker before passing it on to a new owner.

New Services at the Transfer Station:
The Transfer Station is now accepting universal waste to be recycled from member towns only.  Items included are:
Televisions

Computer monitors
CPUs
Keyboards
Desktop copiers and faxes
Printers and scanners
Stereos

The Transfer Station is also accepting Fluorescent bulbs, and old rechargeable batteries to be recycled.

Please check with the attendant before leaving these items as there are certain restrictions and limited paperwork to be completed.

The Tri-Town Transfer Station is now part of the "Call2Recycle" program to recycle old cell phones and rechargeable batteries.  This is a free service.  A collection box is available at the town hall and at the transfer station. See the list of acceptable materials below.


Maine law for recycling batteries

Lithium Ion Battery Safety


Are you wondering how to dispose of  old prescription drugs, empty drug bottles or used needles?  Click here for the proper disposal of home medical waste, or click here for the proper disposal of needles.