Meet Our Members

Carabassett Valley Carthage Chesterville Coplin Plt. Dallas Plt. Eustis Farmington
Industry Mercer New Vineyard Rangeley Rangeley Plt. Sandy River Plt. Sidney
    Strong Temple Weld    

 

In the Beginning . . .

  • 1989. Maine’s first Solid Waste Management Law was passed with the goal of recycling 25 percent of the state’s municipal solid waste by 1991 and 50 percent by 1994. At the time the law was passed, Maine was recycling 17 percent of its solid waste and incinerating and land filling the rest. Today it recycles about 35%.
     
  • September 1990. SRRA was formed as a non-profit corporation in response to the new law. Its purpose was to provide for the collection, processing and marketing of recyclable wastes of its members. By November, 16 municipalities had joined. Today there are 21 member towns and plantations. A number of unorganized townships use the transfer stations of the members.
     
  • March 1991. SRRA received a start-up grant of $150,000 from the Maine Waste Management Agency. That same month the Town of Industry voted to join the SRRA and to raise $2,752 as their initial start-up share in the facility. In Eustis, voters authorized the selectmen to borrow up to $140,000 to pay for the design and construction of a transfer station.

Transfer Stations & Other Collection Systems

  • Most, but not all, members operate what is called a “transfer” station. It is where their residents drop off cardboard, paper, glass, plastic and metal waste. Some transfer stations also accept what is called “electronic waste” (computers and t.v. sets). Most accept demolition debris.
  • Some members share their transfer station with other members.
  • The recyclables are regularly “transferred” by truck to the SRRA processing facility in Farmington where they are weighed, sorted, and baled making them ready for transport to mills throughout Maine, New England, and beyond where they will given a so-called “second chance.”
  • Some members provide curbside pick-up for their residents and contract with private haulers to transport the recyclable waste to the SRRA facility in Farmington.

 

Carrabassett Valley

Bigelow Hill
Thurs. - Mon., 8 am - 3:30 pm
Attendant: Al Pelletier, 237-2779

Carthage

Off Route 142, north of town
Sun. 8 am - 4pm
Attendant: Donnie Houghton

Chesterville

Off Mace Road
Sat. & Sun., 8 am - Noon
Attendant: James Greenough

Farmington

Coplin Plt:

See Eustis

Dallas Plt:

See Rangeley

Eustis:

Coplin Plantation, Stratton Road
Mon., Wed., Sat., Sun. 7 am - 4 pm
Attendant: Jeff Jorgenson, 246-6051

Farmington:

Dump Road off Farmington Falls Rd.
Tues., Thurs. 9 am - 2 am, Sat. 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Attendant: Roger Wright, 778-3525

Richard Brown
Rangeley Transfer Station Attendant, Richard Brown

Industry:

Containers at Industry Town Office
24/7
Attendant: Charles Churchill

Mercer:

52 East Sandy River Road
Sun. 8 am - 4 pm
Attendant: Lori Corson

New Vineyard:

Route 27, four miles north of town
Sat. 8 am – 3:30 pm
Attendant: Skip Hasty

Rangeley Transfer Station
Rangeley Transfer Station

Rangeley:

Kennebago Road, five miles north of town Mon. - Sat. 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Attendant: Rich Brown, 864-5610

Rangeley Plt:

South Shore Drive, west of Rangeley State Park
Tues., Thurs. 5 pm - 7 pm, Sat. 8 am - 4 pm Attendant: Elizabeth Millbury

Sandy River Plt:

Route 4, one mile south of village
Sat. 8 am - 4 pm
Attendant: Mike Lowell

Temple Curbside Pickup
Temple Curbside Pickup

Sidney:

Public Works Drive
Fri. – Sun. 8 am – 4 pm
Attendant: Victor Grivois, 547-4243

Strong:

Individual households pay for curbside pick up by two private haulers

Temple:

Town pays for curbside pick up for all residents by one private hauler. 1st & 3rd Friday of each month

Weld Transfer Station
Weld Transfer Station

Weld:

Route 142, six miles north of town
Wed., Sat. and Sun. 8 am - 4 pm
Attendant: Judy Marden, 585-2727