Tri-County Solid Waste, serving the communities of
Union, Appleton, Liberty, Washington and Somerville.
3368 Heald Highway (Route 17), Union, ME
Hours are 8:00 to 4:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. SCALES CLOSE AT 4:00 SHARP!
Tri County is about 50% funded by a “pay as you throw” approach. This means, in large part, that you only pay for what you throw out. Recycle and pay less! Please see attendant prior to dumping waste!.
Unsorted Demo:$160/ton – when not separated. Separate metal, wood and corrugated & save$ and landfill space!
Sorted Demo and Bulky Waste: $120/ton – please recycle corrugated! No corrugated cardboard in demo!
Mattresses and box springs See Attendant Please!
Asphalt shingles and tar paper (nails o.k. No plastic, wood or ice and water shield): $85/ton. This program is in jeopardy due to contaminants. If we fail, price goes to $120/ton as demo.
Items containing freon (like refrigerators, dehumidifiers and air conditioners) $15 each
Lead acid and rechargeable batteries – no fee. Ask attendant
All other metals are free. Please drain all oil and gas prior to disposing. Oil, gas and other hazardous compounds are collected once per year as part of a household hazardous waste collection usually the third Saturday in June. Please consider separating non-ferrous from ferrous metals as the non-ferrous helps to fund lead acid battery removal!
Household trash: $2.00 – We will accept trash in our green 32-gallon bags available at your town office or at the transfer station. You will be asked to re-bag your trash at the facility if you do not. On busy days, you will be asked to do your re-bagging outside the trash building. Alternatively, larger loads of unsorted trash not in green bags will be weighed and charged at a rate of $160 per ton.
Fluorescent tubes and mercury thermometers disposal ban – Please do not break! See Attendant
CRT’s (tv’s and monitors) & Computers – please ask!
Recycling Opportunities - Papers
Mixed paper and paperboard – junk mail, paper tubes, wrapping paper (no foil, no plastic), school papers, cereal type boxes (made of chip board - not corrugated), paper milk and juice cartons and drink boxes(please rinse). No plastic, paper towels or Kleenex please!
Newspapers and magazines – Only – nothing elseplease!
Corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags – Only! It’s simple; it’s corrugated!
Other Recyclables – From the Kitchen – PLEASE RINSE and let dry!!! Please, Please, Please – no food or liquid in the containers:
Plastics 1 & 3 though 7 – These containers are collected together. As with all plastics, please rinse and dry! NO STYROFOAM PLEASE!
#2 Plastic Only – PLEASE RINSE and leave covers off! Separate colored and “natural” (milk jugs).
Steel and Aluminum Cans – RINSE, REMOVE PAPER, and flatten PLEASE
JARS and BOTTLES Only! - PLEASE RINSE and remove covers! No light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics or Pyrex!
Please consider bringing useable clothes to the Thompson Center Thrift Store in Union or to Goodwill in Augusta or Rockland. Thanks! If you have any further questions, please ask Hank, David, Walt, Jeff or Leo.
Please take responsibility for the waste that you produce and make certain it is deposited in the proper manner. Thank you!
Your Liberty representative on the TCSWMO is Dan McGovern. If you have any questions about this service or if you have concerns, suggestions or complaints you can call Mr. McGovern at 589-4180.