Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Stay tuned: Operational 2024 dates/times for the Environmental Depot in Lewiston are forthcoming.

The City of Lewiston will pay for the disposal of the first two units of household hazardous waste.  One unit is up to five gallons of liquid waste OR twenty pounds of dry waste.  An example of a combination of liquid and dry waste would be four gallons of liquid and ten pounds of dry. One smoke detector may be substituted for one unit. The cost to Lewiston residents will be $33 per unit if they exceed the two-unit limit.  Residents of non-participating municipalities will be charged $40 per unit for all units. Residents may pay by cash or check; no credit cards accepted.  

Depot questions may be directed to the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments - 783-9186.  The depot is open to residents ONLY and cannot accept hazardous waste generated from businesses or other commercial firms. For more information, visit Androscoggin Valley of Council of Governments depot page.

EXAMPLES OF WASTE THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DEPOT INCLUDE:

  • pesticides
  • anti-freeze
  • old pool chemicals
  • waste gasoline & fuels
  • solvent based cleaners
  • for a more complete list, visit the Environmental Depot Web Site

EXAMPLES OF WASTE THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE DEPOT INCLUDE:

  •  ammunition, ordinance, explosives (contact the Maine State Police for information on disposal)
  • prescription medication
  • biological and/or infectious waste
  • compressed gas cylinders

Due to a change in the State’s environmental regulations, we encourage residents and commercial generators of waste paint to contact the following firms for the collection & recycling of their waste paint.  

Note: There may be restrictions on containers of paint larger than 5 gal. and/or containers which do not have a label. Residents should call prior to arrival. 

Sherwin – Williams Paint Store

1168 Lisbon St., Lewiston

Phone – 784-2939

Environmental Projects Inc.  

664 Washington St., Auburn

Phone – 786-7390