• March 18, 2021

The City of Auburn announces plans for the 2021 Spring Bulky Waste Pickup Program. This is an opportunity for residents who currently receive weekly trash pickup from the city to dispose of materials not normally picked up during weekly solid waste collection.

Materials eligible for collection:

  • Brush (must be placed with the butt ends facing the street in a neat pile; no more than a pickup truckload will be collected; additional brush can be brought to the Public Works Facility on Gracelawn Road)
  • Furniture
  • Rugs (must be rolled and taped)
  • Mattresses and boxsprings (limit of six combined)
  • Tires (four tire limit)
  • Metals (excludes large auto parts and metals containing hazardous materials)
  • Propane tanks
  • White goods (washers, dryers, refrigerators, small appliances)
  • Televisions (televisions can also be brought to the PW facility anytime for free disposal)

Materials that WILL NOT be collected:

  • Paints, oils, cleaners, gasoline
  • No liquids of any type
  • Wood waste, including construction and demolition debris
  • Sheetrock
  • Shingles

Materials must be separated by type and placed in neat piles. Bulky waste should be separated from normal household waste. No more than one (1) truckload of materials will be collected per residence. And residents are asked to keep all material off the sidewalks.

Residents should note that crews will collect materials, at normal collection points, according to the dates listed below. All waste must be at roadside by 7:00 AM on the date that collection begins for your area. Crews will remove waste on a street-by-street basis and will not return to a street once waste material has been removed.

For residents with Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday collection, please do not place items curbside prior to Saturday, May 1. Residents with Thursday or Friday collection, please do not place items curbside prior to Saturday, May 8.

Collection Schedule:

For Residents With:  Bulky Waste Must Be Roadside No Later Than:
Monday waste collection   Monday, May 3
Tuesday waste collection  Monday, May 3
Wednesday waste collection Monday, May 3
Thursday waste collection  Monday, May 10
Friday waste collection Monday, May 10

In addition, from May 1 to May 15, 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. You must show proof of Auburn residency (i.e., driver’s license, vehicle registration, or tax bill). Maine Waste to Energy is ope nfrom 7:00AM to 4:00PM Monday-Friday, and 7:00AM to12:00 noon on Saturday.

It is against city ordinance for persons to scavenge through piles of debris put curbside for collection. If caught, it is punishable up to a $1,000 fine. Anyone observing this activity is encouraged to report it to the PW Department at 333-6670.