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If you need a blue Bath Tub (recycle bin), just visit the Bath Landfill Scale house; the bins are $10 each. We'll take your name and address and give you a tub with instructions on how to use it and when.
You don’t need a blue tub to recycle; use any container smaller than 32-gallons, write “RECYCLING” on the side and you’ve got yourself a Bath Tub. Even better, come out to the landfill or city hall and get an official bumper sticker for your homemade Bath Tub!
It ALL goes in together! You do not need to separate the materials – They will be collected all mixed together!
You can now place in your blue bin or other container:
The Bath Landfill accepts all these materials for recycling. These items must be delivered to the landfill intact and undamaged. Curbside collection is not available for these items.
Universal wastes are items generated universally, by residents, schools, and businesses. The category includes:
Broken lamps will be accepted if placed inside two plastic bags.
Information on proper handling of broken lamps can be found here: Maine DEP Broken Bulb Info
Universal Waste Tip Fees
|Fluorescent Light Bulbs|
|Straight 2' fluorescent||Free|
|Straight 4' fluorescent||Free|
|Straight 8' fluorescent||Free|
|Fluorescent Ballasts with PCB's (residential)||Free|
|Fluorescent Ballasts with PCB's (commercial)||$7.00|
|*Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-CD), Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Small sealed lead (Pb) up to 2 lbs each|
|Other Mercury-containing devices||Free|
|*High intensity discharge, neon, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, metal halide|
The Bath Landfill accepts a full menu of electronic items for recycling:
These items must be delivered to the landfill intact and undamaged. Curbside collection is not available for these items.
A (free) permit is required to access the facility. Proof of Bath residency is required or non-Bath disposal rates will apply.
Please stop at the scale house to dispose of these items (and all other wastes too).
|Item||Disposal Fee (per unit)|
|Computer monitor or Television - Residential ONLY||$15|
|Computer monitor or Television - Commercial ONLY||$20|
Do you have paint, stain and/or varnish to recycle?
Many paint stores now take back house paint (including stain and varnish) year-round during their regular business hours as part of the PaintCare program. If you have unused paint for recycling, don't wait for household hazardous waste collection. Finding a place to take it is now easier and more convenient in our community. [Note: these sites do not accept non-paint products such as thinner, solvents, spackle, pesticides, or cleaning chemicals.]
The Maine Paint Stewardship Program is run by PaintCare, a nonprofit organization funded by a nominal fee on the price of new paint. Residents and most businesses from any part of the state may use any PaintCare retail location. PaintCare also offers a pick-up service if you have at least 300 gallons of unwanted paint.
There is no charge when you drop off your paint or have it picked up. To find participating drop-off locations, learn more about the pick-up service, or find out which products are accepted, please visit www.paintcare.org or call (855) 724-6809.
Nearby Stores Accepting Waste Paint:
Rocky's Ace Hardware | 55 Congress Ave, Bath
Sherwin-Williams | 179 Pleasant St, Brunswick
Sherwin-Williams | 86 Topsham Fair Mall Rd, Topsham
Ames True Value Hardware & Supply | 447 Bath Rd, Wiscasset
Can I put my shredded paper in plastic bags for collection?
You cannot place any recyclable materials out for collection in plastic bags. Please dispose of shredded paper with your trash. Or use the alternatives below.
Can I get rid of shredded paper at the landfill?
No, you should place shredded paper in your regular household trash for curbside collection.
How else can I get rid of shredded paper?
If you shred a lot of paper at your home or business, consider hiring a shredding service (locally available at Mail-It-4-U). You can also compost your shredded paper - backyard composting is fine or use our drop-off kiosk. If you drop off, the shredded paper cannot contain envelopes with plastic windows, glossy or coated paper, or credit cards. Only plain paper is acceptable.
If you still have questions about what or how to recycle something you have, try using the Ecomaine Recyclopedia. The City of Bath does not use Ecomaine, a waste-to-energy and recycling plant in Portland, for solid waste services. However, the rules are generally the same throughout southern Maine. The extensive collection of recycling information assembled by Ecomaine can be a great resource when you have something that seems outside the regular list of recyclable materials.