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Timothy C. Polky, Assistant Town Manager
Address: 176 Wallston Road, Tenants Harbor
Hours of Operation and Holiday Schedule
NEW HOURS BEGIN JANUARY 2015
Open Tuesday thru Saturday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
The facility is closed on government holidays. Following a holiday, normal business hours apply.
Scope of Services
The Transfer Station provides for safe and efficient disposal of household waste, garden waste, hazardous materials, demolition debris, recyclables and composting.
Transfer Station stickers are available at the Town Office at no charge. Stickers must be displayed on the lower front passenger's side of vehicle windshield where it will be visible to the attendant. Please remove all old dump stickers to avoid confusion. If you sell or trade your vehicle please remove the sticker. This will prevent use by non-residents, thereby saving your tax dollars.
Space at the facility is leased to a private second-hand shop operator.
Below are the Tons of Material Shipped, Income, Avoided Costs and Total savings generated from Recycling.
Most items are sold, but glass, asphalt shingles, and gypsum board are exchanged for mixed reclaim.
There is no direct income for exchanged material, the formula for calculating Total Savings is:
Total Savings = Avoided Cost - (Cost for shipping to CPRC Group - Exchange Value)
Exchange Value is $16.00/ton
Materials Exchanged for Mixed Reclaim
The following are returnable and can be taken to the Bottle Room:
The following can be recycled:
The following items CAN NOT be recycled and should be included in your household garbage:
Households can recycle intact CFLs, circline, U-shaped and straight tube bulbs up to 2 feet at the following retail stores:
Regarding plastic bags, Maine statute (Tiitle 36, §1605) states - A retailer may use plastic bags to bag products at the point of retail sale only if the retailer:
The receptacle should be located inside the retail store or within 20 feet of the main entrance.
In addition to recycling, the Transfer Station supports the REUSE of these items:
We also support community programs
Composting Starts at Home
As The Transfer Station continues to improve its handling and treatment of our solid waste, the community is being asked to increase its participation in recycling and actively support our newest initiative – composting.
The Transfer Station has created a 30’x30’ composting pad and a convenient self-service compost dropoff bin. By composting such items as grass clippings, leaves and specified food scraps (greens and fruit are wanted, but not meats, oil, dairy, fish or shellfish shells) the community can reduce its overall Transfer Station costs. Also, compost can be sold to bring in additional revenue. This results in a “win” for the environment and a “win” for St. George by saving tax dollars.
For households that already have their own compost bins, we thank you! For those who are thinking about composting at home, we have provided a Composting Pamphlet and some good informational website links on the right side of this page. In addition, the Transfer Station is now selling:
Filled bags can be dropped off at the Transfer Station Compost Bin (located near the waste drop off area) or used in your home compost.
The following link contains a list of Acceptable and Not Acceptable Products for
The Transfer Station has expanded its capabilities and is now able to accept wet cardboard and waxed cardboard. These items will then be shredded and mixed in with the other composting materials. This will have a significant effect on reducing our solid waste.
Please stop by the Transfer Station to see our "new pad", to conveniently purchase your home composting supplies or to drop off your compost material.
The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee consists of five voting members with staggered three-year terms. Two alternate members are appointed for one year terms.
The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee is a standing committee and shall perform such duties as defined by Town Charter and any applicable ordinances.
The Recycling and Solid Waste Committee shall develop and maintain an effective recycling program and shall advise on all phases of the municipal solid waste operation. The Chair shall submit to the Municipal Officers by January 15th of each year a written report of the previous year's activities; the same report to be included in the annual Town Report.
The Ad Hoc Transfer Station Committee has been charged by the Select Board "to re-examine the issue of disposal fees for commercial and residential users of the Transfer Station, the consequences for operational logistics, costs and tax rate, and make recommendations to the Select Board".
Committee meeting minutes can be found on the Meeting Minutes page.
Documents & Ordinances
Visit the Documents page to view the following:
Websites of Interest
Materials for Recycling
Items for Sale
St George Garden Compost
St. George Recycle Bin $5
Food Scrap Bucket & Bags $15
BioBags Only ($5 for 25 bags)
Backyard Composter $40