Transfer Station

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

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, April 19
  • Town Office CLOSED - due to the Patriot's Day Holiday Monday, April 19
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 19  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, April 20
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Tuesday, April 20  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg (ZOOM) Tuesday, April 20  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Tentative Agenda:
    1) Approve renewal Liquor License - The Castine Inn

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  • Witherle Memorial Library: Let’s Talk About It, Session 2 Tuesday, April 20  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://witherle.lib.me.us/events/lets-talk-about-it-session-2-2/

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Wednesday, April 21
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Wednesday, April 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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Friday, April 23
  • Town Floats Friday, April 23

    TheTown floats are scheduled, weather permitting, to go into the water on Friday,4/23rd. Acadia floats approximately a week later. 

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Saturday, April 24
  • Garden Club Clean Up Day Saturday, April 24 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    9AM - 12 noon
    Volunteers Needed

    Rain Date: Sunday, 4/25 from 12 noon - 3PM.

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Sunday, April 25
  • Garden Club Clean Up Rain DATE Sunday, April 25 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    12 Noon - 3PM
    Volunteers Needed

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Monday, April 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 26  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 26  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, April 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, April 29