Town of Orono Landfill Access Rules, Effective 07/01/2019

How it Works:

Town residents may dispose of certain types of waste generated in Orono at the Town Landfill located at the end of Taylor Road after purchasing a yearly resident access permit for $25. Some types of waste are accepted at an additional cost per cubic yard. No funds are accepted at the landfill, Permits and Per-cubic-yard tickets may be purchased at the Town Office and tickets are presented at the landfill before dumping. 

Waste that is free to dump for permit-holders:

  • Scrap metal
  • Non-freon-containing white goods (ovens, microwaves)
  • Leaves and brush
  • Clothing, towels, bedding, footwear

Waste that may be dumped by permit-holders for a per-cubic-yard fee (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)

Waste that will not be accepted:

  • 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

The landfill only accepts waste on certain days. For the most up-to-date schedule of when waste will be accepted at the landfill, inquire at the Town Office. 

NOTE: All information and fees on this flyer are for residential waste. Commercial fees may be found at

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.

Vehicles & Small Trucks Fees

Vehicle Type
Sedan, hatchback, Van, SUV
Station wagon, Small Truck

Truck Fees

Vehicle Type
Regular and Full Size
One Ton
One Rear Axle
Two Rear Axle
Three Rear Axle

Trailer Fees

Vehicle Type
One Axle
Two Axle
2 or More Axles
Freon Fee
Types of Waste
Acceptable Wastes
Only the following wastes generated within the municipal boundaries of Orono will be accepted at the disposal site:
  • Boards, which may be burned
  • Demolition debris including earth, plaster, mortar, bricks, building blocks, roofing materials, drywall, and any similar materials.
  • White goods including discarded washers, dryers, and stoves.
  • Freon "type" containing appliances including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc., can be disposed of for an additional fee of $20 per appliance.
  • Auto body parts and other heavy metal materials.
  • Bulky materials such as mattresses, old furniture, and carpet.
Unacceptable Wastes
  • Refuse, household trash, garbage, clothing, fabric
  • Tires (can be placed curbside with household trash - limit 2 per week, without rims)
  • Branches leaves, trees, stumps, roots, and limbs
  • Motor vehicles; junk vehicles
  • Propane tanks
  • Batteries
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Five-gallon or larger drum containers, unless one end is open and the drums and/or containers are clean
  • Monitors, PCs, or TVs