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Trash is picked up every Thursday or Friday depending on the location of your home. Recycling is picked up every other week. If the week contains a holiday, please check the schedule for the pickup day.
The Town Office (including Front Desk, Code Enforcement, Assessing, Planning, and Economic Development) is open the following hours:Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Town Manager's Office hours are generally:Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fire permits can be obtained by going to the Maine Forest Service website. There is a fee of $7.00 per day. The Orono Fire Department cannot issue fire permits at the Orono Public Safety building.
Contact us Mon-Fri during business hours, and the request will be fulfilled based on current laws regarding access to public records, fees apply according to Town of Orono fee schedule.
Go to our website - http://orono.org/190/Police-Department - click on "Crime Watch" and submit the information. NOTE: this is not monitored 24 hours a day, if there is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately, please call 911 and tell the dispatcher that you'd like to remain anonymous.
Yes, please see Jessica at the Public Safety building. We issue a limited number of permits (costs based on current Fee Schedule) for posted areas in the municipal lot behind the Public Safety Building, and the posted parking spots at the Public Library.
Daily Overnight Parking Ban
The Town of Orono has a parking ban from November 1 to April 15 each year. Motor vehicles must be parked in off-street locations between 12AM (midnight) and 8AM.
Winter Storm Response Parking Ban
During a winter weather event and subsequent cleanup, vehicles are required to be parked off-street to allow for snow removal. If owners/users of motor vehicles do not comply, vehicles in violation of the ordinance may be towed. Vehicles may continue to park in designated parking spaces along Mill Street and in Municipal Parking Lots (Pine Street, Bennoch Road, Mill Street, and behind the Public Safety Building on Main Street) until 2AM.
You can no longer put your glass in the recycling stream so it will need to be placed in your regular trash. However, glass will be separated from the waste stream, cleaned and then ground into a grit suitable for use as an alternative daily cover for landfills (read more about why landfills use daily cover materials here: https://www.waste360.com/Landfill_Management/landfill-alternative-daily-covers-201101) or as an aggregate material for road construction so it is still finding a new use!
#1 and #2 plastics will be recovered from the recycling stream, bundled and sold on the commodity recycling market. #3-#7 plastics will be recovered from the waste stream, shredded and then compacted into bricks suitable for burning in biomass fuel boilers.
The Town of Orono has contracted with Pine Tree Waste to do the curbside collection of trash and recycling. There will not be any changes to the scheduled pickup days.
Coastal Resources of Maine will begin processing the Town of Orono's trash and recycling on a full-time basis on July 1, 2019. However, prior to that date, Coastal Resources will be taking trial loads of trash and recycling so residents should begin changing their recycling habits starting immediately.
For the streets west of Main Street, from Gardner Road to Bennoch Road, trash pick-up is Thursdays.
For both sides of Main Street and all streets east of Main, including everything north of the Stillwater River (College Avenue, Webster side), trash pick-up is Fridays.
Recycling occurs on every other week.
On the following holidays, trash pick-up is delayed by one day (except when the holiday falls on the weekend): New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Click here for a calendar.
Anything placed in a recycling bin (#1 & #2 plastics, aluminum cans) should be clean. Anything placed in the trash (glass, #3-#7 plastic) will be cleaned by the recovery process at Coastal Resources of Maine.
You may still put your recycling in clear plastic bags for curbside collection.
Sewer payments can be made in one of two ways. In-person payments can be made at the counter in the Town Clerk's Office downstairs in the Town Office at 59 Main Street. Online payments can be made at https://epayment.informe.org/payportonline/disclaimer/1943.
The Town's abatement policy, including valid reasons for an abatement, can be found here. Please see the Town Clerk's Office desk downstairs at the Town Office at 59 Main Street to get an abatement application.