FAIRFIELD — From picking up trash curbside at 700 locations to emptying 1,000 Dumpsters weekly, Central Maine Disposal strives to live up to its promise: “If it’s trash, we do it!”

It also does quite a bit more. Employees at the family-owned business on Gerald Terrace demolish buildings, clean up yards and offer free recycling to Fairfield residents.

And when debris from a toppled carnival ride and far-flung french fries from a tipped-over tractor-trailer need to be removed from Interstate 95 any time of day or night, the business gets a call.

For those reasons and more, the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce bestowed Central Maine Disposal with its 2011 Business of the Year award.

Company president Mickey Wing and vice president Charlie Wing, as well as the company’s 15 employees, will be honored March 28 at the chamber’s 49th annual awards dinner at the Waterville Elks Banquet & Conference Center.

Central Maine Disposal won the designation in a landslide, said Christian Savage, program assistant at the chamber. He said the company received three times as many nominations as the runner-up.

The chamber business member selected for the annual honor demonstrates a “commitment to growth within the community through an expansion of workforce, major renovations and foresight” and by contributing to the overall well-being of the community, according to the chamber’s website.

Kimberly Lindlof, the chamber’s president and chief executive officer, said the company exemplifies the criteria the chamber established for the award.

“The Wing family and the rest of the Central Maine Disposal team have done a remarkable job in transforming their company from one of only garbage pickup, to one that has established a home base, expanded its fleet and now includes regional recycling for area residents,” she wrote when she nominated the business for the honor.

David Holden, Bangor Savings Bank vice president of commercial lending, was impressed with the company’s generosity and he cited that it regularly donates a year of service for many fundraising events.

C. Patrick Michaud of Nicholson & Associates, P.A. said he and several clients use the company and wrote, “CMD always goes the extra mile to be friendly, courteous, and they always do the job right.”

Mickey Wing, 35, said he enjoys working with people and that the business that his father, Michael Wood, started in 1973, is dedicated to customer satisfaction. That’s why the business phone is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and why service is provided throughout the state, he said.

The Erskine Academy graduate joined the business right out of high school.

In those the days the business was called Maine Carting Company.

In 2004, when Mickey and brother Charlie, who is nine months younger, took over the business, they started providing house-to-house trash pickup, and began offering demolition, yard clean-up, and commercial and industrial services. They have also added a recycling center and a maintenance shop.

Mickey Wing said it’s likely Central Maine Disposal will continue its tradition of being family-owned and operated; he said the two brothers’ children want to be involved in the business.

Mickey Wing and his partner, Michelle Boucher, have three children — Josh, Courtney and Haylee, and Charlie Wing and his wife, Julie Wing, have two children — Ashlyn and Dylan.

“I’m very excited,” Mickey Wing said of the honor. “I almost cried, to be honest.”

Beth Staples — 861-9252

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