FAQs

Do you accept brick?
If I tear down a building, can I bring in the demolition debris?
What type of concrete do you accept?
Do you sell screened loam?
Do you take paint?
Do you take asbestos shingles?
Do you take tires?
What are the hours of your Community Recycling Center in Scarborough?
What are the directions to your Community Recycling Center in Scarborough?
What are the directions to your Riverside Recycling Facility in Portland?
What fill material should I use for a driveway that will not be paved?
Is Reclaim used in the company’s converted asphalt products?
Do you require analytical information for your incoming petroleum containing soil?
What is considered bypass in asphalt shingles?
What kind of demo wood do you grind at municipal locations?
What is clean wood?
What can be done with the chips from stump grinding?


Q. Do you accept brick?

A. Yes, we accept small amounts of brick that is mixed with other inert materials for use in the production of aggregates. Loads primarily comprised of brick are disposed of as C&D (demolition material), which we transport to a licensed disposal facility. Call 883-3325 for a price list for each delivered material.

 

Q. If I tear down a building, can I bring in the demolition debris?

A. Yes, at our Scarborough facility , Maine we accept primarily source separated debris, for instance: concrete, drywall, wood, inert materials and shingles.  At our Portland, Maine facility (Riverside RRF) we accept both source separated materials, as listed above, or commingled C&D.  Please refer to the price list from each facility to learn the cost for the different materials. Call 883-3325 for a price list from each facility to learn the cost for the different materials.   

 

Q. What type of concrete do you accept?

A. We accept most concrete. Call 883-3325 for a price sheet for information regarding prices for various concretes accepted.

 

Q. Do you sell screened loam?

A. Yes.  We sell a high quality ½” screened loam that is ideal  for landscapers and homeowners who rake loam by hand.

 

Q. Do you take paint?

A. No, we do not accept liquid waste streams.  Call Clean Harbors at 799-8111.

 

Q. Do you take asbestos shingles?

A. No.  We accept asphalt shingles only.  If you have doubts about whether your shingles are asbestos (which we do not take) you need to contact an abatement company like Abatement Solutions, Inc. in Windham (892-6934) and have your shingles tested for asbestos before they are removed and transported.

 

Q. Do you take tires?

A. Yes, we accept car and truck tires, both on and off the rim.  If you have a large quantity, we will direct you to our Portland facility ( Riverside St.).  Small quantities can be delivered to our Scarborough facility.

 

Q. What are the hours of your Community Recycling Center in Scarborough?

A. The Recycling Center is open, Tuesday – Saturday, 8am-4pm.

 

Q. What are the directions to your Community Recycling Center in Scarborough?

A. The Center is located at 8 Runway Roadin Scarborough , which is located off Pleasant Hill Road (go to www.mapquest.com for detailed map).

 

Q. What are the directions to your Riverside Recycling Facility in Portland?

A. The facility is located at 910 Riverside Street off Forest Ave.(go to www.mapquest.com for detailed map).

 

Q. What fill material should I use for a driveway that will not be paved?

A. The best product to use is ¾” C&R, which is an aggregate made from converted waste material.   

 

Q. Is Reclaim used in the company’s converted asphalt products?

A. No. We sell virgin Hot Top and we also sell a converted asphalt product that contains RAP and a small amount of converted asphalt shingles. Refer to the price list for more information.

 

Q. Do you require analytical information for your incoming petroleum containing soil?

A. Yes.  We require:

  • Semi-Volatiles
  • Volatiles
  • 8 RCRA Metals
  • PCBs
  • Ignitibility
  • Percent Solid
  • Cyanide & Sulfide Reactivity
  • pH

 

Q. What is considered bypass in asphalt shingles?

A. We accept shingles with tar paper, nails and plastic tabs.  Shingles with wood, flashing, paper, or dirt that is picked up when a loader scoops the shingles off the ground is categorized non-source separated C&D material and charged accordingly.  Call 883-3325 for a price list for more information.

 

Q. What kind of demo wood do you grind at municipal locations?

A. We grind painted wood, plywood and furniture (nails and hinges do not have to be removed.)  We do not accept pressure-treated wood, creosote-treated wood, wood with lead paint, or wood with large pieces of metal, plastic or paper attached.

 

Q. What is clean wood?

A. Brush and tree parts.

 

Q. What can be done with the chips from stump grinding?

A. Once we grind stumps at any location, we can market the chips for you.  Or you can use the chips for erosion control material in place of a silt fence (DEP regulations allow this use of wood chips.)