Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Date: May 17, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
450 Oak Grove Ave
Bath, Maine 04530

Do you have materials in your home that you no longer need that you think might be hazardous?  Take advantage of the upcoming collection event, instead of throwing these items into your regular trash, where they will be buried in the landfill and possibly contaminate the environment. 

Spring 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, May 17, 2014

9 AM – 1 PM

Bath Public Works Garage

450 Oak Grove Avenue


Open to Residents of Bath

Residents of other towns should contact their town offices to ask about participating in this event

Proof of Residency is required

No Commercial, Industrial or Business customers.

Pre-registration is required.  We do this so we have an opportunity to discuss what you have to dispose of.  We keep track of the quantity so we can stay within our budget.  And we will inform you if what you have is not considered hazardous or if it something you can bring to the landfill every day.  Please help us keep costs down by not bringing non-hazardous materials (see below).

Please call the Landfill (443-8356) or Public Works (443-8357) for information and registration

Click HERE for a brochure describing the upcoming event.

Click HERE for a map to the Public Works Garage in Bath.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste is any product that is classified as toxic (poisonous), corrosive, flammable, or reactive (explosive).  Many of these products can be identified by reading labels.  Look for the words Poison, Corrosive, Toxic, Volatile, Flammable, Caution, Danger or Warning.

What to Bring

Oil-based paints, stains, varnishes

Wood preservatives

Paint strippers/thinners

Solvents & adhesives

Lighter fluid

Fiberglass resins

Old gasoline

Engine degreaser

Car wax/polish

Driveway sealer

Roofing tar

Swimming pool chemicals

Insecticides, herbicides & fungicides

Chemical fertilizers

Weed killer

Moth balls

Flea control products

Photo chemicals

Chemistry sets

Furniture polish

Floor & metal polish

Oven cleaner

Drain & toilet cleaner

Spot remover

Rug & upholstery cleaner

What Not to Bring – many of these items can be accepted at the landfill every day.  Call 443-8356 for more information.

Used motor oil

Used antifreeze

Latex paint

Empty containers

Radioactive waste

Smoke detectors

Infectious or biological wastes

Ammunition, fireworks, explosives

Propane tanks

Prescription medications or syringes


Batteries of any kind

Fluorescent bulbs or ballasts

Mercury containing items

Televisions or computer monitors

Fire extinguishers

55 gallon drums of anything

To safely transport these items, follow these guidelines:

Leave materials in original containers

Tighten caps and lids

Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides, and household cleaners

Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper


Pack your car and drive directly to the collection site

NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous materials

For additional information try the Maine DEP Household Hazardous Waste page.

If you missed our last household hazardous waste collection event

Or you need to get rid of something immediately

You can bring your materials to one of these facilities:

The Environmental Depot is located within the Lewiston Solid Waste facility at 424 River Road in Lewiston.

From I-95, take Exit 80 (Southbound, take a LEFT off the ramp and go under the turnpike, Northbound take a RIGHT off the ramp).  About 3/4 of a mile down, turn left on River Road (just after the WalMart Distribution Facility).  Lewiston Solid Waste is about a half mile on the left.  Proceed through the main gate by the scalehouse and around the main building.  The Depot will be in front of you.

The Depot is open the FIRST and THIRD Saturdays of each month from April through November.

Hours are from 08:00 to 12:00.  If the Saturday falls on a holiday weekend it will be CLOSED.

The cost is $25 per unit.

A unit is 5 gallons of liquid, 20 pounds of solid waste, or a combination of liquid and solid waste.

The City of Bath will not pay this fee.

Maine Environmental Depot

Phone: (207) 657-2400


The Riverside Recycling Facility

Is located at 910 Riverside Street in Portland

From the Maine Turnpike, take exit 48.  Turn RIGHT at the traffic signal to go north on Riverside Street for approximately 2 miles.  Facility is on left.

The Facility is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Riverside Recycling Facility

 Phone: (207) 797-6200

The less hazardous waste we bury in the landfill, the less we’ll eat in our fish and seafood.

From your basement/garage to your plate – that’s how direct the connection is.

Unless we take action to keep our environment clean.

For more information visit the

EPA's Household Hazardous Waste web site


Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments Environmental Management web site.