Public Works

The John Charest Public Works Facility maintains 300 lane miles and 125 center line miles of City streets and 90 miles of sidewalks, including repairs, snow removal and weekly curbside collection of domestic refuse. A schedule of curbside collection and the rubbish recycling calendar are available either online or by stopping in at Public Works at 55 North Street between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday.  Please watch this website for updated detailed information on any special pickups and other Public Works and Solid Waste programs. 

Christmas Stocking

The John Charest Public Works Facility will be closed Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Day, we will be reopen at 7am on WEDNESDAY, December 26th.

Tuesday's (Dec. 25th) rubbish will be collected the PREVIOUS Monday, December 24th,the other days of the week have their normal pickup as scheduled.

2019 new years

The John Charest Public Works Facility will be closed Tuesday, December 31st in observance of New Year's Day, we will be reopen at 7am on WEDNESDAY, January 2nd 2019.

Tuesday's (Jan 1st, 2019) rubbish will be collected the PREVIOUS Monday, December 31st,the other days of the week have their normal pickup as scheduled.

Notice to Augusta Residents

2018/2019 season

Winter Rubbish Collection

 During significant forecasted storm events rubbish collection may be cancelled and not collected until your next collection day the following week.  This is necessary to free up personnel and equipment to keep our streets and sidewalks plowed and treated.

You can call the rubbish hotline at 620-8122 to listen to an automated message on whether rubbish collection has been canceled for the following day.  If it is not being cancelled it will be picked up as usual.   We will attempt to provide notice on the City web page (, City of Augusta’s Facebook  pages and Twitter accounts and other public service announcements by 7 pm on the day before your scheduled collection.

 Thank you,   City of Augusta Public Works Department

2018 Special Collections

Special Collections, holiday collections & other info….

January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018


Wednesday, July 4th      Monday, July 2nd  
Thursday Nov. 22nd       Monday, Nov. 26th

Tuesday, Dec. 25th       Monday, Dec. 24th

Tuesday, Jan 1st 2019    Monday, Dec. 31st


These are the only holidays in 2018 that effect rubbish collection changes.


  • If a holiday falls on a Monday, this does not affect your collection day, it will remain the same.

If the holiday falls on a Tuesday or Wednesday your collection day will be the Monday BEFORE, if the holiday falls on a Thursday or Friday it will be collected the FOLLOWING Monday.


Leaves will be collected curbside for composting, free of charge, on the following days:

Oct. 22 (Mon)                      Nov. 5 (Mon)
Oct. 29 (Mon)                      Nov. 19 (Mon)
No leaf collection on Monday Nov 12th

If you have items that you wish to dispose of that are not part of the regular weekly rubbish collection, a couple of options are: 

  • Takeyour items to the Hatch Hill Landfill. Residents of Augusta can go up to 3 trips per calendar year without having to purchase a Hatch Hill Permit. You will need to pay the tipping fee to dispose of your items; however the residential pass is free. For more information on these costs, please refer to the website listed below, or call 626-2440.

  • Contact a private hauler.In the Yellow Pages of your local telephone book under Garbage Removal, there are various vendors listed for hire.

Grass clippings and leaves are not collected curbside with your regular rubbish. Instead, bring them to Public Works (limit 5 bags) or Hatch Hill (no limit) for composting.

Rubbish must be at the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. on your collection day but not earlier than 4:00 p.m. the day before. Containers must be removed from curbside by 9:00 p.m. the day of your collection. Rubbish shall be placed in solid, whole plastic bags of adequate strength that are tied or sealed securely with a minimum of four (4) cubic feet capacity. Plastic bags may be placed in metal cans or rigid plastic containers with covers, with a minimum height of twenty (20) inches and a maximum height of thirty (30) inches and a maximum of twenty (20) inches in diameter. The city shall not be responsible for the loss of or damage to metal or plastic containers. Bags or containers shall not exceed a gross weight of forty (40) pounds.

Questions?? Call 626-2435 Mon-Fri 7am-4pm or go to – Dept. Public Works

Single sort recycling containers that are open 24/7 are located in the back parking lots of both City Center & Police Department.

Construction Projects - Augusta area
Here is a link for various ongoing/upcoming construction projects in Augusta - click here


Public Works Permits & Forms

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