Public Works

Spring Cleanup Week - April 12 to April 17

Spring Cleanup Week is for Bath residents ONLY. 

Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16  |  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 17  |  8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bath residents may bring in (at no cost!) to the Bath Landfill:

  • 1 Pickup Load of Bulky/Demo Waste
  • 1 Pickup Load of Metal
  • 2 Tires
  • 2 Pickup Loads of Brush and Yard Waste

Total for the cleanup period. 

To learn more, Click Here

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 2021

Ready for spring cleaning? Mark your calendars for May 8, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day! MANDATORY preregistration takes place from April 12 - May 7 by calling 1-888-958-2255. You cannot pre-register before April 12. At this time, the event is only open to residents of Bath, Woolwich, Georgetown, Topsham, Harpswell, and Arrowsic. To learn more, Click Here.

2021 Backyard Composting Supplies Sale

It's time again to place your orders for the City of Bath Backyard Composting Supplies Sale! 

Composting organic waste, such as food scraps and yard trimmings, helps you to reduce the number of trash bags you buy, and saves space in the landfill. Adding finished compost to your garden also helps your plants grow bigger and healthier!

2021 Backyard Composting Supplies Order Form

All order forms should be dropped off with payment at Bath Public Works (450 Oak Grove Ave, Bath) (NOT the Landfill) by April 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Pick up your order at the Bath Landfill (11 Detritus Dr, Bath) starting June 7, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Questions? Please call Amanda at (207) 443-8356.

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

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 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.  


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
General Information
Phone Numbers
207-443-8357 207-443-8200 (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
Director of Public Works
Lee Leiner, P.E.
Deputy Director of Public Works
Chris Wallace
Jacob Dodge
Administrative Assistant
Michael Tucker