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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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    On August 24, the City of Rockland was named the winner of the Efficiency Maine Trust’s 2018 Philip C. Hastings Award. The Hastings Award is presented each year to an individual or organization that typifies the spirit of the late Phil Hastings, the Founding Director of Efficiency Maine. To honor his memory, the Philip C. Hastings Award recognizes an individual or organization for significant contributions to energy efficiency and to the state’s environmental stewardship through exemplary support of the Efficiency Maine program. The award recognizes Rockland’s leadership in energy efficiency initiatives including Weatherize Rockland, PACE home energy loan financing, and downtown streetlight replacement.

    In announcing the award, Michael D. Stoddard, Executive Director of Efficiency Maine, said, “The City of Rockland was a clear choice for the Hastings award. The city and the Rockland energy committee have demonstrated leadership among Maine’s municipalities, improving the energy efficiency of city buildings, converting their streetlights to LEDs, and encouraging residents throughout the community to weatherize their homes.”

    “It is an honor to receive the Hastings award,” said Brooks Winner, Chair of the Rockland Energy Advisory Committee. “Rockland’s pragmatic approach to saving taxpayer dollars and reducing pollution through energy efficiency has made the city a leader among Maine municipalities and this award gives us a springboard to accomplish even more in the future.”

    Concurrently with the award, the Rockland Energy Advisory Committee is pleased to announce its first Community Energy Forum on September 26 at 7pm in the council chambers of Rockland City Hall. This event will kickoff the process of developing a community energy policy for Rockland that will include plans and policies for energy efficiency, sustainability, economy, and resilience across both public and private sectors. Come hear expert panelists discuss community energy policies, including policies that other communities have successfully implemented, and then participate in a public question and comment session. Snacks will be provided!

    The Hastings Award demonstrates that Rockland is a leader in energy policy in Maine. Let’s build on this and create and implement a community energy policy that can guide us into the future to become a model of energy use and production for the entire state!

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