Public Works

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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. 

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The John Charest Public Works Department will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Thursday November 28th, 2019, we will reopen for business at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 29th.   

  note: Thursday's rubbish will be collected the following Monday, December 2nd - have bagged & curbside by 7amFriday, November 29th rubbish will be picked up as normally scheduled - curbside by 7am.

This also means that the facility WILL NOT be open for single sort recycling on the Thanksgiving Day Holiday, and will reopen for our normal business hours on Friday Nov 29th.

2019 Special Collections

Special Collections, holiday collections & other info….

January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

                                      *   HOLIDAY COLLECTIONS   *

 NO COLLECTION DAY                                  COLLECTION DAY

Thursday, July 4th                                               Monday, July 8th  
Thurs. Nov. 28th                                                 Monday, Dec. 2nd
Wednesday, Dec. 25th                                            Monday, Dec. 23rd
Wednesday, Jan 1st 2020                                        Monday, Dec. 30t
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.



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


Construction Projects - Augusta area
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