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9.20.23 Public Services is actively picking up storm debris at this time. They are starting in the south end and working north.
8.23.23 The recycle hopper and residential hopper have changed. They are clearly marked and any questions please see attendant.
On July 1, 2022 Transfer Station permits are increasing. $145.00 for a Resident Permit and $20.00 for a Second Sticker.
FALL LEAF AND BRUSH PICK-UP 2023 The Public Services Department will be collecting garden debris/brush and leaves beginning the week of November 6, 2023. The crew will be making just one trip through the City to pick up garden debris/brush, so please have it placed for pick up by 7 AM on Nov. 6, 2023. Pick-up times will be 7 AM to 3 PM on weekdays. GARDEN DEBRIS/BRUSH will be taken if PLACED SEPARATELY from leaves along the edge of the sidewalk/street. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE STREET OR SIDEWALK LEAVES Should be raked into piles along the edge of the sidewalk/street and should be covered with a tarp or weighted material. If you would rather bring your brush and leaves to the transfer station there is no charge for the month of November. Keeping the leaf piles separate from the debris/brush piles helps us to properly recycle these items and makes the process more efficient. Please remember not to block any sidewalks or roadways. If you have any questions, please call Rockland Public Services at 207-594-0320.

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  •  In Energy Advisory Committee

    Remember how drafty your home was on cold and windy days last winter? Do you fret over high heating bills every cold winter month and promise to do something different before next winter? Are you worried about the rising price of heating oil? Is your house hot and stuffy when warm summer days (finally) arrive?

    Now is the time to sign up through Weatherize Rockland for free a home energy consult and get estimates for air sealing, insulation, and heat pumps that can dramatically lower home energy bills and make a home much more comfortable year round.

    What is Weatherize Rockland? Weatherize Rockland is an initiative of the City of Rockland, through the City’s Energy Committee, to make information on options to lower home energy use and to improve comfort in houses readily available to residents.

    70% or more of Rockland’s housing stock appears to have been built before effective insulation and air sealing was common which means many homes likely are drafty and present a significant heating cost burden to residents.

    The Weatherize Rockland initiative is also designed to simplify the process for homeowners to decide if an air sealing or insulation project or a split system heat pump makes sense for them. Residents also receive discounted pricing on many home energy saving services.

    In the first round of signups for the Weatherize Rockland back in December, more than 60 Rockland homeowners signed up to access discounted energy efficiency services from Penobscot Home Performance and rebates from Efficiency Maine for energy assessments, air sealing, insulation, heating systems and hot water heaters.

    As of June 26th, over $113,000 of weatherization work had been completed or was under contract from the first Weatherize Rockland signups. $40,820 of that work had been paid for through Weatherize Rockland discounts or through Efficiency Maine rebates.

    From now until the end of July, residents can sign up in the second round for Weatherize Rockland. If a resident has been thinking about making home energy improvements, now is the time to sign up so the work can be completed before the heating season starts in the fall.

    Join your neighbors in saving and sign up today at Email questions to

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