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Brownfields

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:

Gabe Gauvin, Environmental Planner 
453-4258 ext. 220

 

Solid Waste

KVCOG provides environmental planning 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.

Services include:

  • Solid Waste System Analysis and Design,
  • Recycling/Reuse Assistance and Education
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
  • Bulky Waste Recycling and Disposal
  • Composting
  • Universal Waste Recycling and Education
  • Public Education

For more information about KVCOG’s Environmental Planning Services, please contact:

Gabe Gauvin, Environmental Planner 
453-4258 ext. 220

 

Textile Recovery and Collection Service

KVCOG invites you to join our regional initiative in Textile Recycling.

KVCOG is working with Apparel Impact to place collection bins for textile recycling throughout Kennebec and Southern Somerset Counties. These bins are placed, emptied and maintained free of charge. Apparel Impact is a Mainer-founded organization that is owned by, and employs, veterans throughout New England. Materials recovered from the drop-off sites are donated to those in need. All the materials donated stay in New England, and what can’t be used again is recycled so nothing ends up in the landfill!

This initiative diverts material and tonnage from the waste stream, saving space in your landfill, and saving on hauling material to costly processors. It’s good for the environment, and good for your bottom line.

KVCOG’s initiative with Apparel Impact will add 12 new collection bins in 9 new communities throughout the KVCOG region! With these new additions there will now be approximately 20-24 total bins throughout 16 different municipalities in the KVCOG region. 

These new bins will begin to be placed in communities in the KVCOG region in the summer of 2020!

Want to donate or recycle your textiles? Check out our map of collection locations!

For more information on this program, or if you would like one in your community, 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


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Contact Us

(207) 453-4258
(207) 453-4264 Fax
17 Main Street
Fairfield, Maine 04937

Hours

Monday – Thursday:
8:00 am-4:30 pm

At this time, visitors are encouraged to make appointments ahead of time.

Friday: By Appointment Only

 

Prorated hours ensure cleaning staff have the appropriate time to property clean our offices, including all high-traffic areas, in light of COVID-19.