Solid Waste Management
- Licensing and Facilities Information
- Forms and Fees
- Additional Program Information and Guidance
- Related Programs
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.
Solid Waste Facilities other than Landfills
- Central Maine Region - Paula Clark 287-7718
- Eastern and Northern Maine Regions - Cynthia Darling 941-4580
- Southern Maine Region - Randy McMullin 822-6343
Solid Waste Landfills, Licensing & Compliance - Molly King 287-7166
Residuals, Sludge and Composting - Carla J. Hopkins 215-3314
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.
Beneficial Use - definition, licensing criteria and links to more information
Residuals Utilization - sludge and composting
Transfer Station Operators Training Brochure (pdf format) - Please contact Sandy Moody, 207-287-7751 with any questions.
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.
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)