Organics Recycling

Organics recycling is the best opportunity to reduce our trash – about 25 percent of what we throw away is organic materials like food scraps and compostable paper that could be put to better use as compost. Organics recycling involves collecting food scraps, non-recyclable paper, and other compostable products to be recycled into compost at a large-scale composting facility. This process creates a nutrient-rich material that can be used in gardens and landscaping projects.

Orono Community Drop Off Site

Orono is now offering a Community Organics Recycling Drop-Off site to its residents. The City of Orono’s Organics Recycling Program allows residents to bring their organic waste to a drop-off location in Orono. Organics recycling decreases the amount of trash sent to landfills and incinerators and provides numerous environmental, economic, and social benefits for our community and planet.

This program is free to all residents of Orono but registration is required. Sign up below and you will be included on a list to receive periodic emails with information and important reminders for participating in the program. 

Register here to start using the Community Drop off site.

After registering stop by city hall for your start up package which includes brochures and a couple compost bags to get you started.  

*Please note there is a limited supply of bags available.  They will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.   Thank you for your interest!

Organics recycling set up