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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Presque Isle Landfill

The Presque Isle Landfill and Tri-Community Landfill will merge on January 1, 2019. The following are commonly asked questions regarding the merger of the landfills.

Q. What are my options for trash disposal?

A.  There are 2 ways to have your trash disposed of.

  1. Contract with a local trash hauler.
  2. Deliver your own trash to the Presque Isle Landfill.

 

Q. How much will it cost to dispose of my trash?

A. Your cost depends on whether you have a trash hauler collect your trash at curbside or whether you deliver your waste to the Presque Isle Landfill.

  1. Local trash hauler: Contact Gil’s Sanitation (769-0711) and/or Star City Sanitation (764-1692) to discuss fees. Residential collection at your home is $35 per month. Both haulers offer senior rates of $25 per month. Both haulers allow you to drop off trash at their places of business for $5 per bag. It is recommended that you contact both haulers to discuss your particular situation before selecting a hauler.
  2. Delivery to Presque Isle Landfill: Residents of Presque Isle, Washburn, Wade, Perham, Westfield, Easton, and all businesses regardless of location shall obtain a decal permit at Presque Isle City Hall.  You can purchase your permit on the second floor Solid Waste office (Lisa Foster 760-2712).   Residents of Mapleton, Chapman, and Castle Hill can purchase decal permits at the Mapleton Town Office. Your motor vehicle registration is required for proof of residency.
  3. Permits are good for 1 year from January to December.

 

Presque Isle Residents: The cost of a decal permit is $200 for the 1st permit for your household and $20 for each additional permit for the same household with the same address. There will be no additional cost for your TRASH when you deliver it to the Presque Isle Landfill.

Nonresident (other than Presque Isle): The cost of a decal permit is $225 for the 1st permit for your household and $20 for each additional permit for the same household with the same address. There will be an additional cost of $10 for a car load of trash, $20 for a pickup truck load of trash, or $88.50 per ton, if you have more than 10 bags of trash.

Businesses regardless of location: The cost of a decal permit is $200 for the 1st permit for your business and $20 for each additional decal permit for the same business with the same address. There will be an additional cost of $10 for a car load of trash, $20 for a pickup truck load of trash.  If you have more than 10 bags of trash, the fee is $82.50/ton for Presque Isle businesses and $88.50/ton for all others.

 

Q. When do I need a decal permit?

A. You are required to buy a decal permit when you are disposing of  items that will be landfilled to include trash, demolition debris, and construction debris.

No permit is required for the following items: wood, metal, appliances, tires, universal waste, recyclables, and compost.

 

Q.  Are there fees for items other than trash delivered to the Presque Isle Landfill?

A.  Some items require additional fees.

Demolition Debris: $20 for 400 pounds or less; $88.50/ton for loads weighing more than 400 pounds.

Clean wood: $10 for 400 pounds or less; $45/ton for loads weighing more than 400 pounds.

Tires:

Size                                      Each                                 Ton

Car/pick up                         $2.50                             $115.00

Commercial Truck             $6.00                            $115.00

Tractor                               $50.00                            $115.00

Skidder                              $60.00                           $205.00

 

Appliances:

Large Appliances   $5 each (washing machine, dryer, furnace, water heater, stove)

Freon Containing Appliances $5 each (Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers)

Universal Waste: Fees are charged for Universal Waste that includes televisions, computer monitors, light ballasts, and fluorescent bulbs. See https://www.aroostookwaste.com/ for detailed costs.

 

Q.  Can some items be disposed of at no cost at the Presque Isle Landfill?

A.  Yes, you can dispose of metal other than those items listed above at no cost. Recyclables can be disposed of at no cost. See the Recycling FAQs or https://www.aroostookwaste.com/ for additional information.

Waste oil will be accepted at no cost at the Presque Isle Landfill.

You can also dispose of compostable waste at no cost. Compostable waste consists of vegetative waste (plants from the garden and flowers) and yard waste, which is defined as leaves, lawn rakings, prunings, and wood of less than ½ inch in diameter.

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Recycling

 

The recycling programs for communities served by the Presque Isle Landfill and Tri-Community Landfill will merge on January 1, 2019. The following are commonly asked questions regarding recycling related to the merger of the two landfills.

Q.  Will curbside recycling with blue bags continue in the Presque Isle area?

A. No, recycling using blue bags at curbside will conclude on December 31, 2018.  However, the recycling of cardboard at curbside will continue.

 

Q. Will there be any changes in the types of materials recycled in the Presque Isle area?

A. Glass will no longer be recycled. PETE #1 plastic will no longer be recycled. Books with the exception of phone books will no longer be recycled. Office paper can only be recycled if it is delivered to Tri-Community Landfill. Paperboard, also known as boxboard, will no longer be recycled with cardboard. Paperboard includes cereal boxes and tissue boxes. Cardboard is dark brown in color and has the wavy (corrugated) center.

The following materials will continue to be recycled: corrugated cardboard, milk jugs and other HDPE #2 plastic, magazines and catalogs, telephone books, newspaper, and tin cans.

 

Q. Will drop-off recycling continue at the Presque Isle Recycling Center at 655 Missile Street?

A. No, the Presque Isle Recycling Center will close on December 31, 2018. For a short time of perhaps 2 months, corrugated cardboard only will be recycled there. Cardboard will be accepted from residents, businesses, and commercial waste haulers for that short period of time.

Q. Where can I drop off my recyclables?

A. There are 5 igloo locations for the drop off of recyclables.

  1. Presque Isle City Hall back parking lot located at 12 Second Street
  2. Parking lot off Chapman Street near the Court House
  3. Presque Isle Landfill located at 202 Lathrop Road
  4. Mapleton Town Office
  5. Washburn Town Office

Q. What recyclable materials can be placed in each igloo?

A. The red igloo is for milk jugs.

The blue igloo is for colored (opaque) HDPE #2 plastic.

The yellow igloo is for newspaper and telephone books.

The green igloo is for magazines and catalogs.

The gray igloo is for tin and steel cans.

Corrugated cardboard can be placed in the dumpster located at each igloo location.

 

Q. Where can I get additional information?

A. Aroostook Waste Solutions’ web site at https://www.aroostookwaste.com/.

Presque Isle Landfill (207) 764-2541

Aroostook Waste Solutions’ office (207) 473-7840