Rubbish & Recycling Information & Special Events





  • 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.

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: 

  • Take your 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.

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.

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.

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 207-620-8122 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 (, 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

Questions?? Call 626-2435 Mon-Fri 7am-4pm or go to – Dept. Public Works



Department of Public Works
Any questions please call Public Works at 626-2435 or Hatch Hill at 626-2440

Freecycle Augusta Website Link
Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM

How to Access Freecycle Augusta

  • Need      to have a yahoo email account
  • Google:  “Yahoo groups”
  • Select      “”
  • The      computer will give you the option to “Find a Yahoo Group”
  • Type      in “Freecycle Augusta Maine” and press “Search”
  • Select      “Augusta”, join group.
  • Once      you have joined you can see what is posted and can post items

Please click here to link to this website/program