Bulk Waste (Stump Dump)

OWLS HEAD BULK WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY
Address:  Stellar Blossom Way
Owls Head, Maine  04854

(Behind the tennis courts) (effective June 6, 2012)

Hours:  Wednesdays & Saturdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm – Closed Noon

Owls Head maintains its’ own Stump Dump which is available to the residents of the town.  Users of the stump dump must have a stump dump authorization sticker attached to the window of their vehicle, these free stickers can be picked up at the Town Office

MATERIALS ALLOWED IN THE DUMPSTER
Asphalt Shingles & Tarpaper, Sheetrock, vinyl Siding, Cardboard, Limited Amounts of Earthen Materials, Uncleaned Wood, Limited Numbers of Small Stumps, Household Furniture, Rugs, Mattresses, Porcelain and Fiberglass Plumbing Fixtures.

MATERIALS ALLOWED IN THE BURN PILE
Clean Wood (no paint, Trees and Logs cut not longer then 8 feet with limbs removed, Brush, and Un-Bagged Leaves and Grass.  (No other items shall be burned by State Law).

MATERIALS NOT PERMITTED IN THE FACILITY
Metals of any kind, Smaller Plastic Items, Tires, Batteries, Paper, Garbage, Trash, Paint or Paint Cans, Oil, or any other Toxic Material.

Universal waste items such as Thermometers, Thermostats, Light Bulbs/Tube, TVs and CRT Monitors.

All these items except batteries & oil go the solid waste facility in Thomaston.  Batteries and Oil may be recycled.  There are also several places in Owls Head who use drain oil for heating, and most scrap metal dealers will buy lead acid batteries.

CHARGES FOR MATERIALS DEPOSITED IN THE DUMPSTER
UP TO 3 CUBIC YARDS $5.00
3 UP TO 7 CUBIC YARDS $15.00
7 UP TO 12 CUBIC YARDS $100.00
OVER 12 CUBIC YARDS $175.00

(These charges may be accessed on a per load or a per day basis.)

Example
Five 3 yard loads into the dumpster per day will be charged $175.00, not $25.00 for the five combined loads.  Four full sized pickup truck loads in one day will be charged as 7 to 12 yards of material.  We are physically limited to the amount of materials deposited per burn cycle.

Changes are necessary in order to make this facility at least partially support itself.  Users should also be aware that every item deposited in this facility, or any other place that it does not belong must be cleaned up with your tax dollars, and that illegal dumping, at this facility or on lands of another, is a Class E crime punishable by stiff fines and jail sentences.

NOTE:  Fee for dumping of burn pile items will be assessed by on-site attendant at time of dumping.

Burn Pile
Clean wood with no paint, metal, plastic, glue & brush.

Compost Pile
Leaves, grass, pine needles and weeds from gardens are permitted.  Please remove from bags, they may not be bagged.  Please do not deposit rope, plastic, etc. because they will be in the finished compost used in gardens.

Dumpster
Building materials, wooden and upholstered furniture, radios, mattress & box springs, wooden & asphalt shingles, rope, wire, gutters, plumbing pipe & fixtures, fiberglass products, wallboard & paneling, rotten wood, small stumps, painted wood & wood with metal & nails, plastic & asphalt floor covering, carpeting.

Firewood Pile
Wood suitable for firewood.  Shall not be rotten or longer than 4 feet and must be limbed and able to be handled by one person.

Our license does not permit this facility to accept any amount of paper, cardboard, asbestos of any kind, anything in plastic, metal or glass containers, any liquids (paint, oil thinners, etc.), anything in paper or plastic pages, insulation, cardboard boxes or the bas and boxes themselves, microwave ovens, smoke detectors, anything wholly metal, fertilizers & pesticides, or any hazardous materials, garbage, trash or any animal wastes or remains.  It can also not accept wood or coal ashes unless they are tested first.  This facility does not accept fill of any kind.  It is strictly a transfer facility.

Notice
Brush and wood must be inside the 4 burn posts before you leave or the registered owner of the vehicle depositing it will be charged a $10.00 extra fee if you don’t put it on the pile.

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