In 2019, Maine generated 1.9 million tonnes of waste through landfills. That may seem like a lot for the small state, but it’s lower than the per capita average of waste generated per person across the state. Maine also has one of the highest rates of recycling, sitting around 35%. But despite many organisations and counties fighting against landfills, there is still a real need for them. That’s good news for you, as it means there’s likely a dump or landfill close by ready to take the trash off your hands.
You’ll find the sites in areas such as Pembroke, Warren, Georgetown, Winterport, Freeport, Rockport, South Portland, Berwick, and many more areas.
Some of the common types of items accepted at these landfills include construction rubble, scrap metals, yard waste, old furniture, some types of electronics, white goods, car parts like tires, and others. If you’re thinking of dumping potentially hazardous waste, make sure the facility is able to process it safely as it can cause trouble for the local environment.