Town of Owls Head

Transfer Station

Transfer Station

Owls Head, South Thomaston, and Thomaston Cooperative Waste Transfer Station
34 Buttermilk Lane
Thomaston, Maine 04861

ecomaineOpen Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm
Call 594-0748 for questions or winter storm closings

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Stickers are available for sale at the OHSTT Station for $20.00 and are valid from January 2, 2024, through December 31, 2024.

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SALE OF TRANSFER STATION STICKERS

The decision by the Three-Town Solid Waste Corporation Board of Directors to implement a firm policy on transfer station user stickers has proven beneficial to the organization and the taxpayers of the towns of Owls Head, South Thomaston, and Thomaston.  The transfer station is a project managed by the three towns that saw the wisdom of entering into an inter-local agreement several years ago.

The transfer station sticker policy was approved in 2018 and has demonstrated success in significantly reducing the transfer station use by non-residents while keeping the costs at a minimum.  A redesign of the stickers for the next two years will virtually eliminate unauthorized use of the transfer station by anyone not a resident of one of the three towns.

No system is perfect.  However, one policy, fairly administered by the six representatives (two from each town), provides the transfer station employees the direction they need to protect the investment and trust of the taxpayers.

Any vehicle that enters the transfer station to deposit trash, mixed solid waste, cardboard, metal, single-stream recyclables, or compostable material is required to display a valid sticker on the interior driver side, bottom of the windshield of said vehicle, as per Maine State Law.

The current policy did away with the use of a single, free-floating sticker from one vehicle to another, which was the norm in many households.  Because of some instances of misuse over the years, the policy was created to reduce the volume of unauthorized materials coming into the transfer station and to control the costs of transferring waste to EcoMaine and other destinations.

The policy requires anyone who is a resident of Owls Head, South Thomaston, or Thomaston who personally delivers their waste to the transfer station to purchase a sticker for their vehicle at a cost equal to less than 18 cents per week for the privilege of using the transfer station.

Non-residents are prohibited from using the transfer station.