What will be included in the Household Hazardous Waste Product collection?
Residents may bring a maximum of 15 gallons of Household Hazardous Waste. Items that will be collected are:
|Oil based Paint||Linseed Oil||Pesticides|
|Turpentine||Used Antifreeze||Mercury Thermostats|
|Used Motor Oil||Varnish||Liquid Mercury|
|Old Gasoline||Transmission Fluid||Chemical Fertilizer|
|Brake Fluid||Rechargeable Batteries||Fungicides|
|Paint Remover and Thinner||Fluorescent Lamps||Herbicides|
|Rat Poison||Mercury Thermometer|
Residents may bring one computer, one monitor, one keyboard and one television to the collection.
Who can participate in the Household Hazardous Waste Product Collection Program?
Open to the residents of Bangor, Bradley, Brewer, Carmel, Clifton, Eddington, Etna, Dixmont, Frankfort, Glenburn, Hampden, Hermon, Holden, Kenduskeag, Levant, Milford, Newburgh, Orrington, Orono, OLD TOWN, Penobscot Nation, Stetson, Stockton Springs, Veazie and Winterport.
Residents from these communities listed above must have a Residential Household Hazardous Waste Product Permit in order to participate in the collection. The permit must be brought to the Bangor Recycling Center on Saturday, October 6th. For OLD TOWN residents, permits can be obtained at City of Old Town Municipal Building, 150 Brunswick St. during normal business hours. Residents from the other participating towns should contact their town offices for details for registration and necessary permits.
What do I need to obtain a permit ?
You will need proof of residence, and a detailed list of the types of materials and quantities you will be bringing to the collection.
How do I properly dispose of Household Hazardous Products?
BRING PRODUCTS that say: Caution, Poison, Toxic, Flammable, Pesticide, Warning, Combustible, and/ or Danger.
Oil based paint must be in its original container with labels attached. Secondary containers for all products must be clearly marked with contents and be in a securely closed container. Residents should place their containers in cardboard boxes and transport the containers in the trunks of vehicles or in pickup beds to the Recycling Center at 530 Maine Ave. Trained attendants will unload the product containers from your car or truck.
Is there a charge?
Residents bringing material to the collection without registering will be assessed a $10.00 fee. The fee will be waived upon registration prior to the collection.
What do I do with Latex Paint?
Latex paint cannot be collected as part of this collection. Open the can and let the paint dry out. To speed the process, add kitty litter to the paint. This may take several months, depending upon the quantity of paint. Once dry, the paint can be disposed of in your regular trash.
What do I do with aerosol cans that contain hazardous waste?
If you empty all of the contents in the aerosol can, it can be placed in your regular trash. If the container cannot be emptied, bring it to the collection for proper disposal. Aerosol cans are very expensive to dispose of because they require special lab packing, so please try to empty cans if possible.
What do I do with flashlight batteries?
Flash light batteries, AA, AAA, C & D types are what are referred to as alkaline batteries. These batteries can be disposed of in your regular trash and will not be collected during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
What are mercury rechargeable batteries?
These batteries are the types of batteries that power rechargeable toys and hand tools. They are also found in some small appliances such as hand held vacuum cleaners. These batteries also include "Button Cells" that power wrist watches and laser pointers. This type of battery can be brought to the Hazardous Waste Collection day for proper disposal.
What do I do with car, lawnmower, and boat batteries?
These batteries are not part of the Household Hazardous Waste collection and will not be collected. You may consider returning them to the place that they were purchased or call Industrial Metals at 947-3710. Industrial Metals is presently accepting these types of batteries.
What do I do with propane gas tanks ?
Propane gas tanks can be turned in to Amerigas, Green Point Road in Brewer (989-4930) at no charge. Amerigas will take single propane gas tanks at no charge, up to the 100 pound tanks.