Household Hazardous Waste

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) collects Household Hazardous Waste at the Environmental Depot in Lewiston and at one-day collections throughout the Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties region. Maine residents or property owners can bring Household Hazardous Waste to the Environmental Depot located at 424 River Road in Lewiston. 

A total of 1,861 units of household hazardous waste were recovered for the 2019 season. One unit equals 5 gallons of hazardous waste.  The Environmental Depot collected 686 units estimated at 3,430 gallons; and 1,175 units collected through one-day events, estimated at 5,875 gallons.  

Opening day for the Environmental Depot is Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 8:00-11:45 am.  

Non-Participating Municipalities:  Residents from non-participating municipalities can bring HHW to the Western Maine Environment and will be charged $36 per unit, payable the day of drop-off by check or cash at the depot (a unit is 5 gallons of liquid or up to 20 pounds of dry waste).

Participating Municipalities:  Residents from participating municipalities can bring HHW to the Western Maine Environmental Depot at no charge as long as residents do not exceed the units of HHW that the town has set. There is an additional $31 per unit charge if you go over the limit, payable the day of drop-off by check or cash at the depot.  

Please check the list below for the Environmental Depot participation information received from municipalities.  Please check  frequently for updates:


MunicipalityUnit Limit Set by Your Municipality
Andover2
Auburn10
Bethel5
Buckfield2
Byron5
Carrabassett Valley10
Dixfield5
Eustis1
Farmington2
Greene3
Greenwood5
Jay5
Kingfield3
Leeds2
Lewiston2
*Livermore0
Livermore Falls10
Mechanic Falls5
Mexico5
Newry5
Norway3
Otisfield2
Paris3
Peru5
Phillips1
Rangeley2
Roxbury5
Rumford5
Sabattus2
Sumner2
Waterford2
Weld5
West Paris10
Wilton3
Woodstock10

* Non-Participating: $36 over limit per unit charge