How do I deal with my trash?

There is a fee of $1.00 per bag up to 15lbs or $2.00 per bag up to 35lbs to dispose of trash whether dropped off at the Transfer Station or picked up curbside. Stickers are available at the Town Office. The Transfer Station attendant can also accept payment.

The Castine Transfer Station is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00am to 1:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to Noon. It is closed on Sunday and Monday.

Curbside pickup of stickered non-recyclable waste occurs each Monday. Items should be out by 7:30am. When a holiday falls on a Monday, pickup will occur on Tuesday.

Curbside recycling is scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of each month. In the case of inclement weather, such as a snow storm, please hold recyclables for the next scheduled pickup day. NOTE: During the summer months curbside recycling takes place weekly and will be posted.

The Transfer Station fee schedule is available on this website (hyperlink to Transfer Station subpage) and at the Town Office. Zero-Sort Recycling guides are also available at the Town Office.

If arriving in Castine by boat, trash disposal is available at the Harbor Master’s Office at the Town Dock for $2.00 per bag. See a dock attendant for assistance.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, June 1
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, June 1  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, June 1  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Tentative Agenda:
    1) Approve Liquor License Request for Extension of License on Premises - MMA Sodexo

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Tuesday, June 2
  • CHPC Mtg = CANCELLED Tuesday, June 2  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    No applications received.

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Monday, June 8
  • Historical Society Opens for the Season Monday, June 8 Castine Historical Society

    June 8 – October 12: Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish. This 2020 Maine Bicentennial exhibit invites visitors to step back in time to the 1800s when Castine’s working waterfront thrived on a global market. Shipyards and a dozen active wharves stood along  Castine Harbor. Chandleries and sailmakers outfitted schooners and square-riggers amidst the smell of tar, fish and wood. Castine merchants and shipowners ran an effective and largely self-contained international trade in fish, cotton, and salt from about 1820-1860. The exhibit looks at the many risks faced by the men and women sailing wooden ships across the open ocean to carry merchandise to distant ports. 

    Exhibit schedule and hours can be found at

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  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, June 8  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Wednesday, June 10
  • Harbor Committee Wednesday, June 10  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Thursday, June 11
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, June 11  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider the following application(s):
    1) Stephen & Elizabeth Lieser; 121 Battle, M20 L4; Building a single family home & earthwork estimate for project in excess of 120 CY.

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