The John Charest Public Works Facility maintains 300 lane miles and 125 center line miles of City streets and 90 miles of sidewalks, including repairs, snow removal and weekly curbside collection of domestic refuse. A schedule of curbside collection and the rubbish recycling calendar are available either online or by stopping in at Public Works at 55 North Street between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Please watch this website for updated detailed information on any special pickups and other Public Works and Solid Waste programs.
The John Charest Public Works Department will be closed for the upcoming Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday January 21, 2019, we will reopen for business at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22nd.
NO rubbish collection is effected by this holiday.
Beginning Wednesday, December 26, 2018 you can drop off your Christmas trees on North Street 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or Hatch Hill Landfill 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until April 13th, 2019 free of charge.
NO ARTIFICIAL TREES ACCEPTED AND ALL TREES MUST BE FREE OF STANDS AND DECORATIONS. NO WREATHS OR GARLANDS
Notice to Augusta Residents
Winter Rubbish Collection
During significant forecasted storm events rubbish collection may be cancelled and not collected until your next collection day the following week. This is necessary to free up personnel and equipment to keep our streets and sidewalks plowed and treated.
You can call the rubbish hotline at 620-8122 to listen to an automated message on whether rubbish collection has been canceled for the following day. If it is not being cancelled it will be picked up as usual. We will attempt to provide notice on the City web page (www.augustamaine.gov), City of Augusta’s Facebook pages and Twitter accounts and other public service announcements by 7 pm on the day before your scheduled collection.
Thank you, City of Augusta Public Works Department
2019 Special Collections
Special Collections, holiday collections & other info….
January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
* HOLIDAY COLLECTIONS *
NO COLLECTION DAY COLLECTION DAY
Thursday, July 4th Monday, July 8th
Thurs. Nov. 28th Monday, Dec. 2nd
Wednesday, Dec. 25th Monday, Dec. 23rd
Wednesday, Jan 1st 2020 Monday, Dec. 30th
If a holiday falls on a Monday, this does not affect your collection day, it will remain the same.
If the holiday falls on a Tuesday or Wednesday your collection day will be the Monday BEFORE, if the holiday falls on a Thursday or Friday it will be collected the FOLLOWING Monday.
FALL LEAF COLLECTION – FREE - 2019
Leaves will be collected curbside for composting, free of charge, on the following days:
Oct. 21 (Mon) Nov. 4 (Mon)
Oct. 28 (Mon) Nov. 18 (Mon)
No leaf collection on Monday Nov 11th
If you have items that you wish to dispose of that are not part of the regular weekly rubbish collection, a couple of options are:
Takeyour items to the Hatch Hill Landfill. Residents of Augusta can go up to 3 trips per calendar year without having to purchase a Hatch Hill Permit. You will need to pay the tipping fee to dispose of your items; however the residential pass is free. For more information on these costs, please refer to the website listed below, or call 626-2440.
Contact a private hauler.In the Yellow Pages of your local telephone book under Garbage Removal, there are various vendors listed for hire.
LEAVES/GRASS CLIPPINGS REMINDER
Grass clippings and leaves are not collected curbside with your regular rubbish. Instead, bring them to Public Works (limit 5 bags) or Hatch Hill (no limit) for composting.
RULES IN GENERAL
Rubbish must be at the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. on your collection day but not earlier than 4:00 p.m. the day before. Containers must be removed from curbside by 9:00 p.m. the day of your collection. Rubbish shall be placed in solid, whole plastic bags of adequate strength that are tied or sealed securely with a minimum of four (4) cubic feet capacity. Plastic bags may be placed in metal cans or rigid plastic containers with covers, with a minimum height of twenty (20) inches and a maximum height of thirty (30) inches and a maximum of twenty (20) inches in diameter. The city shall not be responsible for the loss of or damage to metal or plastic containers. Bags or containers shall not exceed a gross weight of forty (40) pounds.
Questions?? Call 626-2435 Mon-Fri 7am-4pm or go to www.augustamaine.gov – Dept. Public Works
Single sort recycling containers that are open 24/7 are located in the back parking lots of both City Center & Police Department.
Here is a link for various ongoing/upcoming construction projects in Augusta - click here
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