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.
CHANGES IN THE RECYCLING PROGRAM – PLEASE READ Changes in Recycling 10-2018

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.
CHANGES IN THE RECYCLING PROGRAM – PLEASE READ Changes in Recycling 10-2018

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!
OR 
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.

Current News

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 16
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, September 16  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port Monday, September 16  9:00 am - 12:00 pm Castine Town Dock

    American Cruise Lines Ship the Independence (capacity approx. 100 passengers) arrives in Castine each Monday morning at 9am (June 10 - September 23). The ship anchors in the harbor and ferries passengers to the Town Dock. Passengers enjoy the sights, shops and eateries of Castine for about three hours, until the ship departs at noon.

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, September 16  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, September 16  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    AGENDA:
    • Call to Order – Peter Vogell, Chair
    • Additions, deletions or corrections to the agenda
    • Sign Warrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget v. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, Bank Reconciliations and Excise Tax Collections
    • Approve Minutes of previous meeting(s)
    • Business:
    1. Approve annual General Assistance Appendices A-D & Appendix H (2019-2020)
    2. Town Manager’s Report
    3. Other Business as Required
    • Communications
    • Acknowledge members of the public and address their requests, if any.
    • Past Actions
    • Selectboard Comments
    • Schedule next meeting(s): [T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 9/18/19 at 8AM in MMA Leeward RM; Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 10/7/19 at 4PM and Monday, 10/21/19 at 4PM]
    • Adjourn

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Tuesday, September 17
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, September 17  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Shawl Ministry Tuesday, September 17  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    Every Tuesday
    FMI: Molly Marks 374-5242

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Wednesday, September 18
  • T/G Mtg Wednesday, September 18  8:00 am - 9:00 am MMA Leeward RM
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Monday, September 23
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, September 23  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port Monday, September 23  9:00 am - 12:00 pm Castine Town Dock

    American Cruise Lines Ship the Independence (capacity approx. 100 passengers) arrives in Castine each Monday morning at 9am (June 10 - September 23). The ship anchors in the harbor and ferries passengers to the Town Dock. Passengers enjoy the sights, shops and eateries of Castine for about three hours, until the ship departs at noon.

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, September 23  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Wednesday, September 25
  • Fall Supper Club to Benefit Calvineers Wednesday, September 25  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Watermark - 26 Water Street (under MarKel's Bakehouse)

    Fall Supper Club - A benefit dinner for the Adams School Calvineers

    As the cool temps of fall arrive, we hope you will join us for a delicious Fall Feast.
    This special fall menu will include warm, hearty, comfort food and $20 from each ticket will go towards the Calvineers fundraising efforts as we help them reach their final fundraising goal. Throughout their summer vacation the Calvineers have been working hard on raising funds so they can attend the 2nd World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Spain, to present their work on the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

    Cocktails begin at 5pm and dinner promptly at 6pm.

    For reservations and to order your entree choice from the menu please call (207) 664 8547 or email calvineers@gmail.com

    Menu
    To begin:
    Mixed Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
    Entrees:
    Garlicky Braised Lamb Shanks with
    Sweet Peppers, Roasted Baby Red Bliss Potatoes and Local Chard OR
    Grilled Salmon with
    Cider Bacon Bourbon Glaze, Roasted Sweet Potato and Haricot Verts To Finish:
    Lemon Blueberry Cake
    $70.00 per person
    includes tax, gratuity and donation to the Calvineers.

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