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 (Recycling Information Brochure 8.2022). 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 (Recycling Information Brochure 8.2022) 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 (Recycling Information Brochure 8.2022) will not be picked up.
CASTINE RECYCLING PROGRAM – PLEASE READ: Recycling Information Brochure 8.2022

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 (Recycling Information Brochure 8.2022) in a clear plastic bag (35 lb. weight limit) and leave at the curb.   Please note: ACCEPTED recyclable items ONLY; recyclable items MUST be CLEAN; Cardboard must be broken down into pieces no larger than 2’ x 2’ and box board and cartons must be flattened.
Attention: due to the Recycling Facility Zero-Sort equipment, shredded paper is a recycling item that cannot be ACCEPTED. Anything less than 2″x 2″ (paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, metal) their equipment cannot process.
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: Recycling Information Brochure 8.2022

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, February 6
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, February 6  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, February 6  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, February 6  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
    AGENDA:    

    ·        Callto Order – Gordon MacArthur, Acting-Chair

    ·        Additions,deletions or corrections to the agenda

    ·        SignWarrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget vs. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, BankReconciliations and Excise Tax Collections

    ·        ApproveMinutes of previous meeting(s)

    ·        Business:

    1.     ApproveNEW Liquor License – Justin & Lynn Cooper; 76 Battle Ave, LLC

    2.     Reappointmentto the CHPC

    3.     Approvethe 2023 Mooring Site, Dock and Launch Ramp Rules & Fees Policy as recommendedby the Harbor Committee

    4.     TownManager’s Report

    5.    OtherBusiness as Required

    ·        Communications

    ·        Acknowledgemembers of the public and address their requests, if any.

    ·        PastActions

    ·        SelectboardComments   

    ·        Schedulenext meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Tuesday, 2/21/23 (due to the President’sDay Holiday) at 4PM]

    ·        Adjourn

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  • MMA "NSMV Waterfront Permitting" Informational Mtg Monday, February 6  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Maine Maritime Academy
    A College of Engineering, Management, Science, and Transportation

    PIER AND WATERFRONT RENOVATION

    COMMUNITY INFORMATIONAL SESSION

    HOSTED BY MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2023 - 6PM EMERSON HALL

    AGENDA

    I.                 Introduction

    II.               Timeline& Milestones

    III.             Design Schematicsof the Project

    IV.             Site LogisticsDuring the Project

     

     

     

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Tuesday, February 7
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, February 7  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, February 7  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, February 7  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
    in the Library Reading Room

    All Playing Levels Welcome
    Join the Adventure!

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Wednesday, February 8
  • Castine Comprehensive Planning Committee (CCPC) Mtg Wednesday, February 8  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Transportation Chapter Review

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Thursday, February 9
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, February 9  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To review the followingapplications: 
    1) Lovett Family LLC, M16 L14, 125 Wilson Point Rd, shoreland stabilizationstructure; 
    2) Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), M20 L8A, construct 150’X8’trail sub along Right of Way on western 50’ portion of this lot.

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Monday, February 13
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, February 13  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, February 13  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, February 13  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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Tuesday, February 14
  • Castine Town Dock Food Vendor RFP DUE DATE Tuesday, February 14  8:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Written proposals can be sent or dropped off to:

    Shawn Blodgett, Manager Town of Castine
    67 Court Street, PO Box 204
    Castine, ME 04421
    (207) 326-4502
    shawn@castine.me.us

    Written proposals must be received by 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

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  • Harbor Committee Mtg Tuesday, February 14  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, February 14  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
    in the Library Reading Room

    All Playing Levels Welcome
    Join the Adventure!

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Wednesday, February 15
  • Castine Comprehensive Planning Committee (CCPC) Mtg Wednesday, February 15  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Economy Chapter Review

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