Public Works News

Storm Water Separation Project on Meadow Way

The City of Bath will be starting a storm water separation project on Meadow Way, beginning the week of May 16 and continuing, weather permitting, for 4-5 weeks. Any necessary repaving should be completed by the end of the summer. Our crews will only be digging in the street, and residents will have access to their driveways. Residents may experience noise and dust while the project is underway. 

We ask for your patience and understanding as we make these necessary improvements to Bath’s infrastructure.


If you have any questions, please call:
 Bath Public Works

Free Compost Bins

The City has purchased 100 compost bins we are giving away free to interested residents who agree to take a survey once a month to report back their success or failure with the bin. The bins were purchased with a grant from the Maine DEP which requires us to report these results. To request a bin fill in the form here, or by visiting the composting table at the Bath Farmers' Market Saturdays beginning April 30. If you have questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at (207)443-8357. Bins will be given on a first-come-first-served basis.

Composting Brochure             Bath Composting Project Flyer

Spring Leaf Collection 2022

Bath’s 2022 Spring Leaf Collection is scheduled to be held April 25-26 and May 9-10.

Leaves in 30 Gallon paper leaf bags will be collected on the following days:

Monday, April 25 and May 9 - South of North Street

Tuesday, April 26 and May 10 - North of North Street

Plastic bags will not be picked up as collected material is taken to be composted.

For more information, call 443-8356.

Pre-Registration Begins April 11 for Household Hazardous Waste Day

The 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held on May 7, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Bath Public Works Department, 450 Oak Grove Avenue, Bath, ME, 04530.

 This year’s collection day is open to residents of Bath, Arrowsic, Dresden, Georgetown, Harpswell, West Bath, and Woolwich only and is for residential waste; no commercial haulers or commercial waste! Please consult the informational flyer for what you can – and cannot – bring to this year’s event.  HHW 2022 Flyer.pdf 

 Online pre-registration is required. Registration begins on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. and will continue until all spots are filled. Please use this link: Bath HHW Pre-registration

We can only accept a limited number of people per time period and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of residency may be required.

 For more information, please call the Bath Public Works Department at 443-8357.

Spring Clean Up Week

2022 Spring Clean-Up for BATH RESIDENTS ONLY will be held from Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Bath residents can bring in the following at no cost: 1 Pickup Load of Bulky/Demo Waste, 1 Pickup Load of Metal, 2 Tires, 2 Pickup Loads of brush and yard waste. 

All other items require payment of normal fee. You must notify the scalehouse of these items. 

Other fees include: 

Mattresses & Box Springs: $10 each, Couches and stuffed chairs/recliners: $10 each, 

Items with Freon are not accepted (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners). Freon must be removed by a licensed vendor

Electronic Waste Costs: Computer Monitors $10 each, All TV’s $10 each, CPU’s $3 each, Computer mouse and keyboards $1 each

Bath recycles fluorescent bulbs and rechargeable batteries.

Propane tanks 20 lbs. and less are $2 per tank

If you have another person transport your material for you they must have a TIP FEE WAIVER FORM signed by you.  Forms are available at the Landfill or the City Clerk’s Office.   Call 443-8356 FMI

Memo to Bath Sewer Contractors

If you are a contractor who has or who may potentially perform work on private sewer service lines in the City of Bath, please refer to the document below for recent changes to Bath City Ordinance - Chapter 14 - Sewers. The changes to the ordinance will impact your ability to perform this work in Bath, and how the work is accomplished on behalf of your clients. These changes will take effect January 1, 2022.

View Contractor Letter

For questions, please contact Bath Public Works at 207-443-8357.

Commercial Street Sidewalk Project

The City of Bath applied for a grant from the Maine Department of Transportation in 2011 for funds to construct a sidewalk on the east side of Commercial Street between the Sagadahoc Bridge and Broad Street. After a long design and review period, the project is finally coming to construction. The work is expected to begin in October 2021. The project includes a storm drain, new sidewalk and crosswalks, a retaining wall, and lighting. The construction has been awarded to J. Pratt Construction, a contractor from Minot, Maine. The City will be represented on the site by Ransom Consulting, who also designed all of the improvements. The work is expected to take approximately 2-3 months.

There will be disruptions to access to the Guilford lot, travel and parking in the work area on Commercial and Lambard Streets, and to access to the Bath Freight Shed while this work is underway. 

For updates, please visit this project's webpage at: 

Schedule of Rates Approved

City Council has adopted a Resolution establishing schedule of rates for sewer system fees, use charges, and special assessments in the City of Bath. These changes are effective July 1, 2021.

Please Click Here to view the Resolution and rate changes.

At any time, you may access rate information online:

General Information
Director of Public Works
Lee Leiner, P.E.
Deputy Director of Public Works
Chris Wallace
Jacob Dodge
Administrative Assistant
Michael Tucker
Phone Numbers
207-443-8357 207-443-8201 (after hours)
Fax: 207-443-8352
Emergencies: Dial 911
450 Oak Grove Avenue

Monday - Friday
Office: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Landfill: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM