Public works departmenT

A nationally-accredited public works agency

296 Gracelawn Road, Auburn, Maine 04210

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:00AM to 4:30PM



The Auburn Public Works Department is accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA). We are the first and only nationally-accredited public works agency in Maine!

The Auburn Public Works Department improves the quality of life for Auburn's citizens, businesses and industries by providing vital services through these program areas:

Administration, Parks, Highway Maintenance, Solid Waste Managment/Recycling, Traffic Safety & Fleet Services.

Our Mission: To provide public infrastructure and municipal services to protect and enrich the daily lives of the people who live, work and play in Auburn
Our Vision: To exceed citizen expectations and strive for continuous improvement at all levels; to maintain and improve upon infrastructure; and to prepare for new growth, through planning, teamwork, communication and exceptional service
Our Values: Auburn Public Works will be known locally for: Safety, Integrity, Fiscal Responsibility, Accountability, Transparency, Teamwork, Excellence and Sustainability

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Auburn's 2019 Street Sweeping schedule has been posted.* Street names are listed alphabetically and can be searched using the "bookmarks" feature.

Click HERE to view the schedule.  *Subject to change 


The City of Auburn announces the 2019 Bulky Waste Pickup program for residents. Bulky Waste Pickup allows residents who currently receive weekly trash pickup from the City to dispose of materials not normally picked up during weekly solid waste collection. Items to be collected will include furniture, rugs, appliances and more (full list below), however residents are reminded that wood waste, including construction and demolition debris, will not be collected.

Public Works crews will collect materials between May 6 and May 17, at normal collection points, during the dates listed below. All waste must be at roadside by 7:00AM on the date that collection begins for each area. Crews will remove waste on a street-by-street basis and will not return to a street once waste material has been collected. No bulky waste may be placed curbside prior to Saturday, May 4.

Residents with Monday Waste Collection: place curbside by Monday, May 6
Residents with Tuesday Waste Collectionplace curbside by Monday, May 6
Residents with Wednesday Waste Collectionplace curbside by Monday, May 6
Residents with Thursday Waste Collectionplace curbside by Monday, May 13
Residents with Friday Waste Collectionplace curbside by Monday, May 13

In addition, from May 4 to 18, Auburn residents may bring their bulky waste materials (excluding brush and tires) directly to the Maine Waste to Energy facility on Goldthwaite Road free of charge. Proof of Auburn residency is required. MWE is open from 7:00AM to 4:00PM Monday through Friday, and 7:00AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturday.

It is important to note that it is against City Ordinance for persons to scavenge through piles of debris put curbside for collection. If caught, this violation is punishable up with a fine of up to $1,000. Residents who observe this activity are strongly encouraged to report it to Public Works: 333-6670.
Materials must be separated by type and placed in neat piles (do not block sidewalks). Bulky waste must be kept separate from normal household waste. No more than one (1) truck load of materials will be collected per residence.

Materials to be collected:
• Brush - Must be placed with butt ends facing the street in a neat pile; no more than a pickup truck load will be collected; additional brush can be brought to Public Works on Gracelawn Road
• Furniture
• Rugs - Must be rolled and taped
• Mattresses & box springs - Limit of six combined
• Tires - Four tire limit
• Metals - No large auto parts or metals containing hazardous materials
• Propane tanks
• White Goods - Washers, dryers, refrigerators, small appliances, etc.
• Televisions – These can also be brought to Public Works at any time, free of charge

Materials that WILL NOT be collected:
• NO liquids of any type, including paints, oils, cleaners, or gasoline
• NO wood waste, including construction and demolition debris
• NO manufactured or pressure-treated wood
• NO sheetrock
• NO shingles

Working together for cleaner and safer waters

The Androscoggin River, Taylor Pond, Lake Auburn, No Name Pond, Sabattus Pond and other water bodies are important for economy, recreation and environment.

The communities of Auburn, Lewiston, Sabattus and Lisbon are working together for cleaner and safer waters.

We need your help! You can make a difference by following these five steps on your property:






Click HERE to download our informational poster

For more information, visit:

Dan Goyette


207.333.6601 ext. 2156

Scott Holland

Deputy Director

207.333.6601 ext. 2155

Geri Crane

Office Manager

207.333.6601 ext. 1132

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