E-Waste and Pesticides Collection

September 6, 2016

E-WASTE COLLECTION

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
30 VENTURE WAY, BANGOR

OPEN TO RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES FROM ANY COMMUNITY
Challenger's easy-in / easy-out location, help unloading, and friendly volunteers make this the best e-waste event of them all! Don't miss it!

During this important fundraiser, please, be as generous as you can with your cash donation, to help Challenger fulfill its mission to inspire Maine students in math and science learning. Challenger does not benefit from recycled materials.

Suggested donations: $10 / first item, $5 each additional. Each gift of $25 or more will receive a special "thank you" gift.

For a list of items that are eligible for recycling, click here.

SPECIAL FRIDAY "DAY BEFORE" DROP-OFF FOR BUSINESSES ONLY:  ARRANGE FOR A SPECIAL DROP-OFF ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, BETWEEN 9 AM - 5 PM.  THIS CONVENIENCE IS BEING OFFERED IN EXCHANGE FOR $10 DONATION / ITEM  Call Susan Jonason, Executive Director to make arrangements:
(207) 990-2900 ext. 4

PESTICIDE DISPOSAL

Each October, the Maine Board of Pesticides Control conducts a program to collect and properly dispose of banned and unusable pesticides from homeowners and farms. Preregistration is required and collections are held at four sites across the state. More information about the program may be found below.

Next collection will be in October 2016, one day each in Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta, and Portland. Registration by September 23 is required, no drop-ins will be accepted. Use the forms below to register.

The program:  The Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) and the Department of Environmental Protection provide citizens with a responsible, free solution to their obsolete pesticide problem. Once a year, these agencies collect obsolete pesticides brought to sites across Maine. The materials are then shipped to out-of-state disposal facilities. Banned pesticides and pesticides that have become caked, frozen or otherwise rendered unusable can be accepted. .. The program is available to homeowners as well as non-corporate farmers and greenhouse operators

How to participate

  1. Registration Form Instructions
    • Option 1: fillable PDF file: Open the file, fill in the information, print it out, and mail it to the BPC (mailing address on the form).
    • Option 2: Word file: Open the file, fill in the information, and
      • either save it to your hard drive, attach it to an e-mail, and send it to pesticides@maine.gov

        or

      • if your e-mail program allows it, send it directly from the open file to the BPC at the address above.
    • Option 3 Request paper copy: Contact the BPC (207-287-2731, or the e-mail address above) to have a copy of the form mailed to you.
  2. On the registration form, identify the common name of the pesticide active ingredients shown on each product’s label. Common names are often listed on the front of the label followed by the chemical name. If the active ingredient is not listed, or is unreadable, please describe the product using the brand name, EPA registration number, or any other identifying information you can find on the label. Unidentified products without labels or markings should also be described in as much detail as possible.
  3. Store obsolete pesticides properly until the next annual collection drive. The BPC will contact you several weeks prior to that drive to inform you of your local collection date and location. Can’t make an upcoming drive? No problem...the BPC will keep your name on file for the next collection.
  4. After your inventory form is received, the BPC will mail a map and instructions 10 days before your collection date.
  5. Bring your obsolete pesticides to the assigned site. Once there, stay in your vehicle and present shipping papers to officials. They will direct you to place obsoletes in an appropriate receptacle.