gARBAGE and Recycling
gARBAGE and Recycling

Freedom MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION takes place every THURSDAY. One sticker is needed on each bag. Stickers may be obtained for $1.50 each at the Freedom Town Office or for $1.75 at Freedom General Store. Two rimless tires may be included for curbside pickup. (Obtain tire stickers - $2.00 for each tire - at the town office.)

MONTHLY RECYCLING: Pickup is on the LAST FRIDAY of every month. Recycling items need to be out by 7:00 AM. Or goods can be brought to the Unity Regional Recycling Center 96 Leonard Road in Thorndike.

N E W - The Recycling Center is now accepting textiles. They will accept textiles any time the Center is open for business. Textiles will NOT be accepted curbside. They are working alongside
Apparel Impact to further reduce the amount of material going into landfills. Apparel Impact is based in New Hampshire and gives usable items to families in need, while recycling what is not still usable.

Just like other recycling items, textiles must be CLEAN, DRY, ODORLESS, and contain NO mold. Please bring these items to the center any time they are open for business. Textiles must be separate of any other recycling. The Center reserves the right to refuse textiles that do not meet these criteria.

ACCEPTED: All Clothing: Men's, Women's, Children's, Coats/Jackets, Winter Gear,
Purses, Handbags, Backpacks,Ties, Scarves, and Hats; All Footwear: Sneakers, Dress Shoes, Heels, Flats, Sandals, Flip-flops, Boots. Other Textiles: Blankets, Comforters, Bed Sheets, Curtains, Drapes, Pillow Cases (but NO pillows). NOT ACCEPTED: Moldy, wet, and/or otherwise unclean textiles, No Pillows, Carpeting, Rugs, Window blinds.

SPRING CLEAN UP: White/Brown Goods collection takes place one day a year and materials are picked up curbside. Acceptable items may vary year to year but usually include large and small appliances, furniture, mattresses and box springs, rimless tires, and some scrap metal. A notice from the Town Office is sent to residents each year describing procedures and items acceptable for collection.

Tammy MacTaggart is Freedom's representative on the Unity Area Regional Solid Waste Committee. She has also started a Facebook Page (Green Freedom) to keep town residents informed of Freedom's progress and policies regarding its waste management and recyclying efforts. You can contact Tammy at

For more information about Freedom's trash collection and recycling pickup, call the Town Office at 382-6177. If you have a questionable item for recycling, or just need some guidance, do not hesitate to contact Tammy or the Unity Regional Recycling Center at 568-3117

Last issued Recycling Brochure and Tips from the Recycling Center (2013). For the most up-to-date information, please go to the Unity Regional Recycling Center website.