Curbside Trash Collection
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning September 2, 2019, the City of Bangor will consolidate its curbside trash and recycling pickup to a weekly "one bin all in" approach. Residents should put all waste and recyclables in one bin and that bin will be collected weekly on your regular curbside trash pickup day. Until September 2nd, continue with separate trash and recycling bins on their respective pickup days.)
Household garbage collection is provided on a WEEKLY basis. The City contracts with a private firm for this service. It is available to all residential properties in the City with four or fewer residences.
Please note: Waste must be placed in containers or bags or bundled in lengths not to exceed four feet. Trash cans and bags shall not exceed 32 gallons' capacity. Cans, bags, and bundles shall not exceed 30 pounds in weight. Refuse which is jammed in containers will not be collected, since collection personnel are not required to reach into containers. Waste which exceeds the weight limit or which is inappropriately bundled may not be collected. For more details on Bangor's residential trash collection ordinance, please view the Code of Ordinances here.
The Department also offers Bangor residents the opportunity to drop off yard waste, branches, and tree limbs. This material is accepted at Bangor Public Works, 530 Maine Avenue, from 8:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Saturday. Please check in at the dispatch office just beyond the entry gate before depositing material.
Curbside Recycling Collection
Zero-sort recycling collection is provided EVERY OTHER week. The City contracts with a private firm for this service. It is available to all residential properties in the City with four or fewer residences.
Click here to see a recycling collection calendar (every other week)
Click here for more details on acceptable zero-sort recycling items
Observed Holidays – No Trash / Recycling will be collected on these days:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
If your regular collection day occurs on a day before the holiday, your rubbish/recycling will be collected on its regular day.
If your regular collection occurs on one of the observed holidays, your rubbish/recycling will be collected the next day.
If your regular collection occurs after a holiday, your rubbish/recycling will be collected one day later than normal.
Drop Off Yard Waste at Public Works
Public Works offers Bangor residents the opportunity to drop off yard waste, branches, and tree limbs. This material is accepted at Bangor Public Works, 530 Maine Avenue, from sunrise to sunset, 7 days per week. A permit is required in order to drop off yard waste and other organic materials. Permits are free to Bangor residents/property owners/businesses located in Bangor. Permits can be obtained from the Bangor Public Works main office located at 530 Maine Avenue during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Residents should bring in their vehicle registration for the vehicle they plan on using to haul debris. For vehicles not registered in Bangor, a copy of a tax bill is required to confirm residency.
There is a fee schedule for non-Bangor residents who wish to drop off yard waste and other organic debris at Bangor Public Works.
Organic Waste Fee Schedule for Non-Bangor Residents