KVCOG received funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist communities in cleaning up sites where redevelopment, expansion or reuse is complicated by the presence (or perceived presence) of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. Funds are available as grants to municipalities or low-interest loans to private developers. KVCOG works closely with the EPA, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, municipalities, developers and environmental consultants to produce successful redevelopment projects.
Some of our projects include:
- The Town of Hartland Tannery Annex
- Unity Food Hub
- Gardiner TW Dick Building
- Waterville’s Seton Hospital Redevelopment
For more information on KVCOG’s Brownfields Program, please contact:
Cary Tyson, Director of Community & Economic Development
453-4258 ext. 218
KVCOG provides environmental management services to municipalities, solid waste districts and associations, and water districts. KVCOG has considerable experience in solid waste management, watershed protection and storm water management and road maintenance for water quality improvement.
- Solid Waste System Analysis and Design,
- Recycling/Reuse Assistance and Education
- Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
- Bulky Waste Recycling and Disposal
- Universal Waste Recycling and Education
- Public Education
For more information about KVCOG’s Environmental Management Services, please contact: Gabe Gauvin, Environmental Planner 453-4258 ext. 220
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program
- Many chemicals commonly used around the home, as well as unused pharmaceuticals, are hazardous and need to be disposed of by professionals trained to handle this material. Improper disposal can disrupt the function of sewage treatment plants, private septic systems, contaminate ground water, and harm animals and humans.
- KVCOG works with your community, and other local partners to schedule days where members of your community are able to bring these materials to an area location for proper disposal.
- In 2020, KVCOG is looking to expand this collection program to reach more communities in our region. With these programs KVCOG can continue to support safer and healthier environments for the people living, working, and recreating in our region.
- For more information about the Household Hazaedous Waste Collection Program, or for more information on how to schedue one in your community, please contact: Gabe Gauvin, Environmental Planner 453-4258 ext. 220,