Trash, Recycling & Other Related Services
The City of Auburn offers trash and recycling collection. To see what your day is click here. By City Ordinance, please remember to have all trash and recycling at the curbside no earlier than 6 pm on the night before your collection and no later than 7 am on your collection day.Despite our contractor's best efforts, sometimes pick-ups are missed. When this happens, please call Public Works at 207.333.6670 OR email us and we will work to resolve the problem.
Trash & Recycling Collection
What day of the week is YOUR trash and recycling collected?
Our City provides trash and recycling collection Monday thru Friday with the following holiday exceptions.
In 2016 we WILL NOT collect trash or recycling on the following holidays:
- Fourth of July - Monday, July 4, 2016
- Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24, 2016
Depending on the street, trash collection occurs on different days: Trash Collection Schedule
For your convenience, these are the links to your recycling schedule by day:
- Monday Recycling 2016.pdf
- Tuesday Recycling 2016.pdf
- Wednesday Recycling 2016.pdf
- Thursday Recycling 2016.pdf
- Friday Recycling 2016.pdf
Solid Waste and Recycling Committee Recommendations and Supporting Documentation
- Solid Waste and Recycling Follow Up
- Recommendation Final for Council
- Waste Recycle Options Analysis Recommendations
- Clear & Colored Glass
- #1-7 Plastic
- Tin Cans
- Newspapers & Magazines
- Mixed Paper
Where does our Trash & Recycling go?
Mid Maine Waste to Energy
Mid Maine Waste Action Corp. (MMWAC) located at 110 Goldthwaite Road was created to own and operate a solid waste system for the benefit of twelve communities. Upon its creation, MMWAC undertook a program that led to the replacement of the pioneering Auburn waste-to-energy facility, which had operated since 1981 using the Consumat technology. That plant was replaced with a 200-ton per day mass-burn incinerator, equipped with a 5-megawatt turbine generator, and advanced air pollution control equipment. MMWAC:
- Provides reliable, safe, and economical waste processing and disposal services for members, associate towns, private haulers and local citizens
- Advanced the solid waste hierarchy by maximizing the recycling of materials back into their basic raw material state and operating an advanced waste-to-energy facility to minimize the landfilling of waste materials
- Protects the environment through efficient combustion and advanced air pollution control equipment, reduce greenhouse gases by avoiding landfilling of trash which offsets methane production that would have accrued at landfills
- Generates domestic renewable electricity for use in the local electric grid thus offsetting the use of fossil fuel