Transfer Station

The transfer station is located on Route 166A, at 315 The Shore Road. Mail or telephone inquiries may be made to the Town Office. The Attendant is Charles Deans.

Click here for a printable Transfer Station Fee Schedule 2015-01-05

Note: Please make sure that your trash bags and recycle bags do not exceed the 35 lb. weight limit. Please make sure that your recyclables are approved for our Zero Sort program. See detailed Solid Waste & Recycling information below:

Transfer Station Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: Closed (Curbside Trash pick up)
  • Tuesday: 8 am to 1 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 1 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am to 1 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 1 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am to 12 noon
  • Sunday: Closed

Recycling & Solid Waste Disposal Guide
Recycle approved Zero Sort materials by placing curbside in a clear plastic bag (35 lb. weight limit) before 7:30 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month for free pick-up or take them to the transfer station for free disposal.  Bags exceeding the weight limit or containing non-approved Zero Sort materials will not be picked up.

Discard other solid waste according to instructions at a per-bag or per-item charge. Place stickered bags curbside before 7:30 a.m. for weekly pickup on Monday, or take stickered bags and other items to transfer station.

Holidays – when a holiday falls on Monday, solid waste and recycle pickup will be on Tuesday.
Note: Transfer Station vehicle decals are available for no charge at the Town Office for residents and taxpayers.

Preparing For Recycling Day

Place Zero Sort recyclables in a clear plastic bag (35 lb. weight limit) and leave at the curb.   Cardboard must be broken down into pieces no larger that 3’ x 3’ and box board and cartons must be flattened.
Pickup will be the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 7:30 a.m. In case of inclement weather, or if by chance your recyclables do not get picked up, keep them until the following recycling day or bring them to the transfer station.

Household Non-Recyclable Solid Waste

Bag Your Trash for Curbside Pick-up
Fill your trash bags as you normally would.

Purchase Stickers
All non-recyclable solid waste must be bagged and have a sticker. The orange stickers cost $2.00 and are good for bags not exceeding 35 pounds or 33 gallons. The green stickers cost $1.00 and are good for bags not exceeding 15 pounds or 13 gallons. Stickers are available at Emerson Hall and the Transfer Station.

Sticker Before Leaving At Curbside
Place your trash bag with a sticker pasted in a prominent location at the curbside by 7:30 a.m. Bags without stickers will not be picked up!
You may take your trash to the transfer station during its open hours. However, you will still need stickers.

Other Solid Waste

Household Universal Waste
Charges for disposal of household universal waste will be assessed according to the Transfer Station Fee Schedule 2015-01-05

Larger Items
Charges for disposal of larger items, such as appliances, tires and construction debris, will be assessed according to the Transfer Station Fee Schedule 2015-01-05

Organic Waste
Clean wood and yard waste may be disposed of according to the Transfer Station Fee Schedule 2015-01-05.

Not Accepted
The town reserves the right to refuse waste it deems unacceptable under municipal and state statutes.

News and Events

Town Calendar

November 20, 2017
11:00 am Witherle Memorial Libray
4:00 pm Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
November 27, 2017
11:00 am Witherle Memorial Libray
November 28, 2017
1:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish
November 29, 2017
7:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine