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

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 program (Recycle Information Brochure). 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 materials (Recycle Information Brochure) 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 materials (Recycle Information Brochure) will not be picked up.
CASTINE RECYCLING PROGRAM – PLEASE READ:  Recycle Information Brochure

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 recyclables (Recycle Information Brochure) 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.
CASTINE RECYCLING PROGRAM – PLEASE READ:  Recycle Information Brochure

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

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

Organic Waste
Clean wood and yard waste may be disposed of according to the Transfer Station Fee Schedule

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

Current News

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 26  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Floats OUT Monday, October 26  7:30 am - 12:00 pm Town Dock, 91 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 26  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, October 26  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.

     

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Thursday, October 29
  • Absentee Ballot (to take home) Deadline Thursday, October 29 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Friday, October 30
  • Absentee Ballot (in person) Deadline Friday, October 30  8:00 am - 3:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Saturday, October 31
  • Halloween Festivities Saturday, October 31  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Halloween Festivities: Trunk or Treat – vehicles can line up around the Town Common to deliver (bowl/container)  candy to trick or treaters.
      House to House - A sign-up list will be available at the Town Office for anyone in the Castine community who will have candy at their house for trick or treaters.  Call and let us know.

      Due to COVID19 all participants, Trunk or Treat, trick or treaters and houses, should remember to practice any and all COVID19 precautions, social distance, stay within small groups and be respectful of others and their preferences.

      Houses with candy should have their candy in a bowl/container and not be “handed out”.

      Anyone who would like and/or prefer to send candy as part of Trunk or Treat, let Town Office know.

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Monday, November 2
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, November 2  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, November 2  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, November 2  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Tuesday, November 3
  • Election Day Tuesday, November 3 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Polls open from 8AM to 8PM at Emerson Hall.

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  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, November 3  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, November 3  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Application deadline is Monday, 10/26th.

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Wednesday, November 4
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Mtg = ZOOM Wednesday, November 4  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Agenda:
    1) Variance Request by Cheryl Nelson and MarkMcCloskey- 1010 Castine Road - Map 15 Lot 7A

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