Curbside Trash Collection
Residential curbside trash and recycling is picked up by automated side-load trucks. All of your household's trash and recycling go into your 96-gallon trash bin, which is provided to you by the City and is tagged with a unique code that corresponds to your address. All trash and recycling must fit in the bin and the lid must close in order for the truck to pick it up.
Please put your bin out no later than 6:30am on the scheduled day for pickup.
Click here for container placement guide
Schedule changes will be announced on the City's Facebook and Twitter pages. Citizens can sign up for email notifications by visiting bangormaine.gov/subscribe and scrolling down to select Curbside Trash Collection Notifications.
If you move from your current address in Bangor, please leave your trash bin at your old address. Trash bins are tagged with unique numbers that correspond to each street address. In addition, if you did pay for an additional bin and move from your current address to a new address in Bangor, you may take that with you, but please call 207-992-4500 or email Public Works with the serial number of the bin so that we can update our records.
All trash and recycling can go into your bin. Please break down cardboard and plastic as best as you can to create room. Please do not pack your bin so tightly that the contents will not fall out when it is tipped upside-down by the automated trucks. All trash and recycling must fit in the bin and the lid must close in order for the truck to pick it up.
No Yard Waste. Brush, branches, leaves, potting plants and soil, and other yard waste can be brought to the Public Works compound at 530 Maine Avenue, Monday through Sunday, from 7 a.m. to sunset.
No Demolition Debris or Bulky Waste. Visit our Disposal of Bulky Waste & Demolition Debris page here.
No Tires. Tires can be taken to VIP Tires & Service in Bangor; DM&J in Winterport; and BDS in Norridgewock.
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 7:00 am 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.
Those who do not live in Bangor will not be permitted to drop off brush at Public Works. There is a fee schedule for non-Bangor residents who wish to drop off yard waste and other organic debris (this does not include brush) at Bangor Public Works.
Organic Waste Fee Schedule for Non-Bangor Residents - $100/year
For questions about curbside trash collection, please call Casella at (800) CASELLA
Holiday Service Schedule
New Year’s Day 2024 – Service delayed by one day all week
Memorial Day – Service delayed by one day all week
Independence Day – Service delayed by one day Thu & Fri only
Labor Day – Service delayed by one day all week
Thanksgiving Day – Service delayed by one day Thu & Fri only
Christmas Day – Service delayed by one day Wed thru Fri
New Year’s Day 2025 – Service delayed by one day Wed thru Fri
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 weekday holidays, your rubbish/recycling will be collected the next day.
If your regular collection occurs after a weekday holiday, your rubbish/recycling will be collected one day later than normal.
See the holiday schedule listed above for information about specific holidays.