Public Works

This department's operations during the COVID-19 State of Emergency:

City of Bath buildings re-opened to the public on Monday, June 1, 2020.

The Bath Public Works Department is taking care of critical tasks that impact public health and safety, but please be aware that some routine and seasonal work may be delayed. If you need to speak with the Department concerning work or emergency requests please email pwinfo@cityofbath.com or call 207-443-8357 during regular business hours (M-F 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) or county dispatch at 207-443-8200 for after hours service.  

Landfill:

The Bath Landfill reopened to the general public on Monday, May 18, 2020, with certain changes in procedures to help protect the health of our staff and customers alike. Learn More

Curbside Collection of Trash and Recycling

If you are working or practicing social distancing at home, you may find yourself generating unusual items in your waste stream and you might wonder about recycling. Our curbside recycling program is operating normally and the rules have not changed:

  • Wash food out of containers
  • Plastic wraps and bags (films) are not recyclable curbside but may be at grocery stores if clean and dry.
  • Use the drop off kiosks for food waste to keep it out of your trash and create energy and compost.
  • Ask your local take-out restaurant to use compostable containers so they can be tossed with the food.
  • Wipes (anti-bacterial or not) and paper towels cannot be recycled and should be placed in your trash. Also do not flush these items in your toilet.
  • Office paper used at home is recyclable with other paper in your curbside bin. Remember to use both sides.

Learn more about curbside collection here.


The Public Works Department is responsible for the conducting all matters related to construction, management, maintenance and operation of most of the physical properties in the City, including public streets and sidewalks, City sewer and storm water systems, solid waste and wastewater treatment.

The Public Works Department is divided into:

The Public Works Department is responsible for the following:

  • Maintain, repair and improve City streets and sidewalks and provide, install and maintain signage advising the public of ordinances effecting passage and parking of vehicles and usage of public ways by pedestrians and vehicles.
  • Provide snow removal, sanding, salting and plowing during winter storm conditions.
  • Construct, operate, maintain, replace, repair and improve City sewerage collection and storm water drainage systems.
  • Administer all activities necessary and appropriate to the operating of the City's landfill and all solid waste matters, including recycling.
  • Operate the Bath Wastewater Treatment Plant, including pumping stations, in a proper and effective manner and maintain records and information for filing reports as required by law and for the proper operation and maintenance of the facility.
Public Works News
450 Oak Grove Avenue
Bath,
ME
04530
Fax: 207-443-8352

Monday - Friday
Office: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Landfill: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Director of Public Works
Lee Leiner, P.E.
Deputy Director of Public Works
Chris Wallace
Foreman
Jacob Dodge
Administrative Assistant
Michael Tucker