Trash, Recycling & Related Services

The City of Auburn offers curbside trash collection. To see what your day is, click here. 

By City Ordinance, please remember to have all trash at the curbside no earlier than 6:00PM on the night before your collection or by 7:00 AM on your collection dayDespite 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 Collection

Our City provides trash collection Monday through Friday, with occasional exceptions for holidays. In 2023, we WILL NOT collect trash on July 4th, Thanksgiving day (November 23, 2023), or Christmas day (December 25, 2023). 

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What day of the week is your trash collected? Depending on the street, trash collection occurs on different days: Trash Collection Schedule

Recycling in Auburn

Curbside recycling collection ends on Wednesday, June 28 in Auburn. Beginning that same day, Auburn residents will be able to drop their recyclable items off at Auburn Public Works at 296 Gracelawn Road.

The recycling container will be available to residents 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. It will be located near the resident sand shed and brush drop-off area. There are also compost bins available for those who wish to drop off compostable food waste.

Recyclable Materials: 

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

Compostable items:

  • All food scraps
  • Coffee grounds
  • Filters & tea bags
  • Dairy products
  • Meat & bones
  • Egg & seafood shells
  • Fats, oils & salad dressing
  • Paper bags & paper plates
  • Napkins/paper towels
  • Newspaper
  • Flowers & potting soil

Where does our trash go?

Maine Waste-to-Energy located at 110 Goldthwaite Road

Other helpful information

Household Hazardous Waste

Bulky Waste Program Info

Trash Poster (to hang near your trash bin)