Trash & Recycling

The City of Bath contracts with Pine Tree Waste for the curbside collection of trash and recyclables. The City pays for the collection of trash from one to six units only. Apartments, businesses, bed & breakfasts, and homes with more than six units must arrange for private trash service.

Trash Collection Schedule

Residents of Bath have their trash and recycling collected on the same day of the week according to the following schedule:

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Monday: All streets south of Route 1

Tuesday: All streets from Route 1 to the south of North Street

Wednesday: All streets north of North Street, west of High Street and North Bath

Thursday: All streets north of North Street and east of High Street

Place trash and recycling at your curb no later than 7:00 AM the day of your collection and no earlier than 6:00 PM the night before. Trash or recycling that has been disturbed by wind or animals is considered litter. It will not be picked up by the contractor and is the responsibility of the occupant.

Additional Rules

  • Bath City Ordinance prohibits residents from bringing their household trash directly to the Landfill.
  • Trash must be in official, blue City of Bath Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) bags or it will not be collected.
  • You may place other bags into your PAYT bags.
  • You may place PAYT bags inside trash cans.
  • PAYT bags are available at several Bath retailers.
Up to 4 bags will be collected per week.

Requirements for trash containers:
  • Must be kept clean & securely covered
  • Must be placed out of the way of City snowplows
  • Must be placed in a location convenient to the collection contractor
  • Must be rodent proof, animal proof, leak proof, and essentially airtight
  • Individual containers must be no more than 32 gallons in capacity
  • Containers must weigh less than 60 pounds
  • Individual items must be less than 4 feet in all dimensions

Recycling must be placed in a blue bin or other sturdy container, and must be loose. The reason for this is that Casella's material recovery center cannot process recycling in bags. The curbside collection of recyclables is offered to all residents, regardless of the size of the dwelling. Please check the Recycling Page for more information.

If you have questions, comments or problems with your service please call:
The City of Bath Division of Solid Waste & Recycling: (207) 443-8356
Pine Tree Waste (Main Office in Scarborough): 1-888-857-0800

General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 207-443-8352
Emergencies: Dial 911
450 Oak Grove Avenue

Monday -Friday, 6:30AM - 2:30PM