Environmental Services

Learn what the Town of Orono is doing to reduce it's impact on the environment and how you can help by exploring the topics below. Consider subscribing to our email list to stay up to date on our programs and initiatives. 

Environmental News!

BROWNTAIL MOTH MONITORING WEBSITE

The Town of Orono has created a citizen monitoring website for the invasive Browntail Moth (BTM) that is both a forest and human health concern. Click on the link above to learn more about BTM and help report BTM locations in Orono for BTM management. 

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DONATE CLOTHES INSTEAD OF PUTTING THEM IN THE LANDFILL

clothesNearly 10% of all trash in local landfills are textiles (i.e. clothes, shoes, purses, sheets, towels, hats, etc.). Apparel Impact provides towns and municipalities the opportunity to reduce their landfills of textiles and recover them; creating more local jobs, reducing landfill waste and reducing towns overall budgets spent on the disposal of textiles. 

There is a textile recycling bin that is on the side of the Birch St Senior Center (Thrift Store) in Orono. Please feel free to recycle spent/nonwearable condition textile items into this bin. Items must be dry, contain no odor or mold. Items DO NOT need to be in wearable condition. However, we encourage people to donate gently used clothing and other textiles to the Thrift Store to be worn by someone else.


RECYCLE CARDBOARD

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Additional cardboard recycling bins are located at ND Paper for Orono residents. Cardboard will still be accepted during single sort recycling pick up.