This category contains Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) regarding the Town of Thomaston, Maine.
LOCATION: 34 Buttermilk Drive, South Thomaston, Maine
The Owls Head, South Thomaston and Thomaston Solid Waste Co-operative operates a solid waste and recycling transfer station at 34 Buttermilk Drive which is the first road to the east of the Dragon Cement Plant off of Route 1 and near the Rockland Thomaston Town Line.
HOURS: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For storm cancellations, please call 594-0748. Please let the phone ring on regular open days as the crew may be outside helping users.
STICKERS: Starting in October of 2018, a new purple and black transfer station sticker is needed in order to transfer your trash, and other items listed below. Purchase a purple and black sticker for $15.00 at the Co-operative Transfer Station on 34 Buttermilk Drive. The sticker is a 2-year sticker that will expire on 12-31-2020. This sticker covers the use of the Transfer Station and the Stump Dump Stickers will be placed on the inside of the windshield by a transfer station attendant.
THE TRANSFER STATION CANNOT TAKE LIQUIDS IN ANY MANNER, SHAPE OR FORM
WHAT CAN WE TAKE FOR DISPOSAL?
"Acceptable Waste" means Solid Waste, including all ordinary household, municipal, institutional, commercial and industrial wastes which consist primarily of combustible materials, except for the following:
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE ECOMAINE SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING PROGRAM
FREE FOR RESIDENTIAL USERS:
FOOD GRADE GLASS BOTTLES: All colors of food grade glass bottles but no glass bulbs, cooking pans, fish bowls, drinking glasses, outside light covers, mirrors, etc. These cannot yet be recycled.
REDEMPTION BOTTLES & CANS: Redeemable glass bottles and cans (must show embossing or label that says ME 5 cents-15 cents) Please put these in grocery carts outside of the single stream roll off container. All of these go to the Knox County Humane Society.
CARDBOARD: Clean and flattened non-waxed boxes go in the three open topped dumpsters.
THE CO-OP CANNOT HAVE ANY LIQUIDS GO INTO THE HOPPERS. PLEASE DRAIN RAINWATER, FISH JUICE, ETC. AT HOME PRIOR TO COMING TO THE STATION.
LOCATION: Anna Belle Lane off of Erin Street to the right of the Public Works Garage.
HOURS: Wednesdays and Saturdays 7:00 to 3:30 PM.
STICKERS: Purchase a purple and black sticker for $15.00 at the Co-operative Transfer Station on 34 Buttermilk Drive. The sticker is a 2-year sticker that will expire on 12-31-2020. This sticker covers the use of the Stump Dump and the Transfer Station.
WHO CAN USE THE STUMP DUMP?
The Stump Dump is for Thomaston Residents only. Any use by contractors doing work for Thomaston Residents must get prior authorization before dumping. Please call the Public Works Department at 354-2478.
WHAT IS ACCEPTED AT THE STUMP DUMP?
To download a PDF that includes the demolition debris fee schedule and a list of acceptable items please CLICK HERE.
ONLY the following items are ACCEPTED as Demo:
Asphalt Shingles, Tar Paper, Sheetrock, Vinyl Siding, Small Cardboard, Pressure Treated Wood, Painted Wood, Rope, Small Plastic Items, Household Furniture, Rugs, Box Springs, Mattresses, Porcelain, Fiberglass Plumbing Fixtures, Ceiling Tiles, Wooden Shingles, Insulation, Cellulose, PVC Drain Pipe, Flooring Tiles, Foam Backings
The following is NOT ACCEPTABLE:
PLASTICS including all buckets, BLUE TARPS, CLEAR POLY, BLACK WATER PIPE, HOUSEHOLD TRASH, Cardboard, Tires, Batteries, Oil, Asbestos, TV’s, Computers, Radios, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, METAL i.e: PAINT CANS, LUMBER BANDS
ALL OTHER MATERIALS THAT ARE NON-DEMO MUST BE SEPARATED OFF PREMISES AND DISTRIBUTED TO THE APPROPRIATED AREAS. (NO PICKING ON PROPERTY)
CLOSURE: The Village Cemetery brush dump located at the end of Dwight Street is closed to the public due to people dumping trash, building debris, and brush inside the gate and in the upper field of the Public Works Garage. Violators will be prosecuted.
ANSWER: FOR ALL EMERGENCY CALLS INCLUDING FIRE/AMBULANCE/POLICE DIAL 911
ANSWER: Thomaston Maine is located at 44.08 degrees North Latitude and 69.18 degrees West Longitude
ANSWER: FOR NON-EMERGENCY CALLS the number is (207) 354-6345
ANSWER: FOR NON-EMERGENCY CALLS the number is (207) 354-2511