• Universal Waste | City of Presque Isle| Presque Isle, Maine

    In 2006, Maine law required that all Maine citizens recycle all Universal Waste, including computer monitors and televisions. The Universal Waste Facility is located within the Presque Isle Recycling Center.

What is Universal Waste?

Universal Waste is a group of solid wastes that are regulated by State law due to their toxicity.  Universal Waste has high levels of mercury, lead, and other substances that can be hazardous, especially to women of childbearing age and children.

Typical Universal Wastes include:

  • Computer Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Thermostats
  • Thermometers
  • PCB lighting ballasts
  • Certain types of batteries



  • Universal Waste Fees

    Fluorescent Bulbs
    $0.25 per foot
    Fluorescent U-tubes, Compacts, and Circles
    $1.50 each
    HID Bulbs
    $2.50 each
    PCB Ballast
    $4.00 each
  • Location
    655 Missile Street Presque Isle, ME 04769
    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
    Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
    Contact Information
    Universal Waste Facility Telephone: (207) 764-9393
    Department of Public Services Telephone: (207) 760-2712
    Email: lfoster@presqueisleme.us
  • Computer and Television Monitors
    $2.00 each
    Thermometers and Thermostats
    $3.00 each
    Batteries: Mercuric and Silver Oxide
    The following batteries have no fee: Lithium, Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lead Acid.
    $1.00 each