Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Applications filed with the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management are encouraged to be submitted electronically to

Maine DEP can accept online credit card payments through a Credit Card Payment Portal. Please note: The portal can only accept credit card payments of $1,000 or less; however, there is no limit on payments by electronic check. Also, the servicer of the portal charges a $2 transaction fee. See the Payment Portal for more details.

Licensing fee schedule
Processing Time Schedule for New Applications



The State of Maine supports an integrated approach to waste management. This includes programs to: reduce the amount and toxicity of waste generated, promote reuse and recycling of waste, and compost and process waste to create safe and useful products. Disposal through incineration and landfilling is the least preferred option.

The DEP’s solid waste programs include: solid waste facilities management, sludge and residuals management, scrap tire management, electronic waste and mercury product management, and the non-hazardous waste transporter program. These programs offer education and technical assistance as well as performing regulatory activities including licensing, compliance and enforcement of the State’s Solid waste laws.


Regional Office Staff Phone Email
Augusta Vera Maheu 207-451-2294
Bangor Dominique DiSpirito 207-441-0732
Bangor Karen Knuuti 207-941-4561 (desk)
207-248-2409 (cell)
Portland Derek DeCastro 207-592-2879
Portland Eric Hamlin (Unit Manager) 207-822-6344 (desk)
207-694-9389 (cell)
Portland Randee McDonald 207-451-2554
Presque Isle Scott Belair 207-760-3155 (desk)
207-592-4689 (cell)

Related Programs

Electronics Recycling: Elena Bertocci 207-287-8556

Closed Municipal Landfills: Matt Young 207-215-7841

Building Demolition, Lead, and Asbestos: Sandy Moody 207-242-0877

Residuals, Sludge, and Composting: Mike Jakubowski 207-512-0062

Statutory Section

38 MRS §1301 – §1310-B – Waste Management General Provisions

38 MRS §1310-N – §1310-AA – Solid Waste Facility Siting

38 MRS §1316 – Tire Stockpile Abatement

38 MRS §1380 – §1390 – Sludge and Residuals

38 MRS §1601 - §1683 – Sale of Consumer Products Affecting the Environment

38 MRS § 2101 – Waste Management Hierarchy

38 MRS §1771 - 1775 - Product Stewardship


Chapter 400 - Solid Waste Management Rules: General Provisions

Chapter 401 - Solid Waste Management Rules: Landfill Siting, Design and Operation

Chapter 402 - Solid Waste Management Rules: Transfer Stations and Storage Sites for Solid Waste

Chapter 403 - Solid Waste Management Rules: Incineration Facilities

Chapter 405 - Solid Waste Management Rules: Water Quality Monitoring, Leachate Monitoring, and Waste Characterization

Chapter 409 - Solid Waste Management Rules: Processing Facilities

Chapter 410 - Solid Waste Management Rules: Composting Facilities

Chapter 411 - Non-Hazardous Waste Transporter Licenses

Chapter 415 - Reasonable Costs for the Handling and Recycling of Electronic Wastes

Chapter 418 - Solid Waste Management Rules: Beneficial Use of Solid Wastes

Chapter 419 - Agronomic Utilization of Residuals

Chapter 420 - Septage Management Rules

Chapter 424 - Lead Management Regulations

Chapter 425 - Asbestos Management Regulations

Licensing and Facilities Information

Forms and Fees for Solid Waste Applications and Annual Reports

DEP Licensing Fee Schedule (pdf format)

Processing Times for New Applications (pdf format)

List of Active Transfer Stations - facilities listed by town (pdf format)

List of Active Landfills (pdf format)

List of Active Processing Facilities (pdf format)

Map of Solid Waste Landfills (pdf format) - This map shows both closed and active landfills in Maine. Active landfills include municipal and regional landfills, as well as private and commercial landfills. The type of wastes each landfill accepts is determined by its license, e.g., many landfills are licensed to accept only construction/demolition debris and wood waste.

Additional Program Information and Guidance

Asbestos and Lead - information on these materials in the home, and hiring or licensing lead professionals and asbestos abatement contractors

Beneficial Use - definition, licensing criteria and links to more information

E-Waste Recycling

Household Hazardous Waste

Non Hazardous Transporter Program


Residuals Utilization - sludge and composting

Transfer Station Operators Training (pdf format) - Contact Randee McDonald, 207-451-2554
Current scheduled training

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Are you thinking about Burning Construction & Demolition Debris (pdf format)

Characterization of Construction/Demolition Debris by the Visual Estimation Method (pdf format)

C&D Visual Estimation Form (Excel format)

Live Fire Instruction and Training - Information about requesting live fire training for municipal, volunteer, and industrial fire departments.

Related Programs

Fluorescent light bulb information

Homeowners – Smoke Detector Takeback – Federal law requires manufacturers to take back smoke detectors that contain a radioactive source. This N.H. Department of Environmental Services Fact Sheet includes a listing of brands and information for returning smoke detectors to the manufacturers. (Off-Site, PDF)