Trash, Recycling & 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 6:00PM on the night before your collection or by 7:00 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? 

2018 Recycling Calendar

Our City provides trash and recycling collection Monday thru Friday with the following holiday exceptions. 

We WILL NOT collect trash or recycling on the following holidays:   

  • New Year's Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Recyclable Materials: 

      • Clear & Colored Glass
      • #1-7 Plastic
      • Tin Cans
      • Cardboard
      • Newspapers & Magazines
      • Mixed Paper

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:

Solid Waste and Recycling Committee Recommendations and Supporting Documentation

Our Curbside Recycling Reference Chart  provides additional details on accepted materials as well as preparation instructions.

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

Household Hazardous Waste

Residential Waste Disposal Memo