Town of Orono Landfill Rules

How it Works:

Town residents may dispose of certain types of waste generated in Orono at the Town Landfill by purchasing an annual Resident Permit ("window sticker") for $25.

With an annual Resident Permit ("window sticker"), you are free to dump the following:
scrap metal, non-freon-containing white goods (ovens, microwaves), leaves and brush, clothing, towels, bedding, footwear

Click Here to purchase an annual Resident Permit ("WINDOW STICKER")


At an additional per-cubic-yard cost, other types of waste are also accepted. When you purchase an annual Resident Permit ("window sticker"), you receive two (2) free Cubic Yard Tickets ("cubic permit") for these other types of waste. Beyond the two (2) free tickets, additional Cubic Yard Tickets ("cubic permit") are $25 each and may be purchased at the same link as the permit.
Waste that may be dumped with a Resident Permit ("window sticker") and a Cubic Yard Ticket ("cubic permit") (minimum fee of one cubic yard):
tires (4 tires = 1 cubic yard), couches and other furniture (1 couch = 1 cubic yard), mattresses (1 mattress = 1 cubic yard), freon-containing white goods (1 refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, A/C unit, or other item = 1 cubic yard), construction and demolition debris (per cubic yard)

Click Here to purchase Resident Cubic Yard Tickets ("CUBIC PERMIT")

No funds are accepted at the landfill. Online purchases will be processed by the Town and Resident Permits & Cubic Yard Tickets will be mailed to you.

Resident Permit: $25 (choose "WINDOW STICKER" when placing online order)
Resident Cubic Yard Ticket: $25 (choose "CUBIC PERMIT" when placing online order) 

When you purchase a Resident Permit, you will receive two (2) free Resident Cubic Yard Tickets, to be used anytime the landfill is open

Permit stickers purchased now will expire at the end of 2020.

NOTE: All information and fees on this page are for residential waste. Commercial fees may be found at http://orono.org/534/Fee-Schedule

Landfill Schedule

The landfill standard hours of operation are every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The landfill is available to be opened on unscheduled days, by appointment only, for an additional charge. Appointments can be made by contacting Rob Yerxa or Mike Smart Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 3:30pm at 866-5062. Appointments will be taken at the discretion of the Public Works Department contingent on staffing levels and weather considerations.

About the Landfill

The Town of Orono operates and maintains a Maine DEP licensed Construction Demolition and Debris (CDD) Landfill.
The Landfill is located at 1 Putnam Road, Orono ME 04473, at the end of Taylor Road, which is located off Forest Avenue in Orono. This disposal site is for wastes generated within the Town of Orono only.
Residents must present a Town of Orono Landfill Permit at the time of disposal. Permits are available to be purchased at the Town Office during regular business hours. No permits are available for purchase at the landfill.

Waste that will not be accepted at Landfill:

  • TVs, monitors, and computers
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Lighting Tubes
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Auto engines or car bodies
  • Recycling or household trash - see our curbside collection program
  • Oils, pesticides, paints, or other liquids