Curbside Collection

The City of Bath contracts with Pine Tree Waste for the curbside collection of trash and recyclables.  The City pays for collection of trash from single-family homes and duplexes only.  Apartments, businesses, bed & breakfasts and three-family or larger homes must arrange for private trash service. The curbside collection of recyclables is offered to all residents, regardless of the size of the dwelling. This includes multi-family buildings and bed & breakfasts. Please check the Recycling Page for more information.

Schedule
Color-coded map of the trash & recycling curbside collection schedule
Holiday and special collection calendar

The Rules

Bath City Ordinance prohibits residents from bringing their household trash directly to the Landfill.  The curbside collection service must be used.

Trash must be set out 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 and you may place PAYT bags inside trash cans. PAYT bags are available at several Bath retailers.  See the PAYT page for more details.

Up to 6 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

Place trash at your curb no later than 7:00 AM the day of your collection and no earlier than 6:00 PM the night before.

Empty containers must be removed from curbside as soon as practicable.

Trash 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.

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