Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) collects Household Hazardous Waste at the Environmental Depot in Lewiston and at one-day collections throughout the Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties region. Maine residents or property owners can bring Household Hazardous Waste to the Environmental Depot located at 424 River Road in Lewiston.
A total of 1,989 units of household hazardous waste were recovered for the 2020 season. One unit equals 5 gallons of hazardous waste. The Environmental Depot collected 681 units estimated at 3,405 gallons; and 1,308 units collected through one-day events, estimated at 6,540 gallons.
Non-Participating Municipalities: Residents from non-participating municipalities can bring HHW to the Western Maine Environment and will be charged $36 per unit, payable the day of drop-off by check or cash at the depot (a unit is 5 gallons of liquid or up to 20 pounds of dry waste).
Participating Municipalities: Residents from participating municipalities can bring HHW to the Western Maine Environmental Depot at no charge as long as residents do not exceed the units of HHW that the town has set. There is an additional $31 per unit charge if you go over the limit, payable the day of drop-off by check or cash at the depot.