FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Updates: Winthrop Transfer Station Changes; Recommendations for Businesses
WINTHROP, Maine – As precautions are being taken town-wide to protect the health and safety of Winthrop’s residents and employees, the Winthrop Trash Transfer Station is taking temporary steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus transfer in the following ways:
- Recycling is suspended: all household recyclable items, such as carboard and plastics should be discarded as trash and placed with regular garbage into the hopper. Glass will still be accepted.
- Bottle collection/ returnables, and the re-use/donations collection also suspended.
- Disposal of Demolition Debris is suspended after Saturday March 21.\
- All Universal Waste (electronics, TV’s, computers, etc will not be accepted at this time.
All other operations at the Transfer Station remain the same.
Additionally, the Town urges all businesses and organizations to follow the Governor’s orders to close bars and restaurants, except take-out operations and limit group gatherings to 10 or fewer. Additional guidance for businesses includes temporary closures if you have public/service space at your where people interact on a regular basis.
As a reminder: people can sign-up to receive updates on the new town website under the section marked “Winthrop Alerts.” This new email notification system will provide updates as they are available, as well as on the Town’s Facebook page and those of the emergency departments (EMS/Ambulance, Police, Fire).
Questions for school-related activities and polices should be directed to Superintendent Dr. Cornelia Brown: 377-2296 x2001.
Questions for municipal-related activities should be directed to Town Manager Jeffrey Kobrock, 207.377.7200 ext 423.