The John Charest Public Works Facility maintains 150 miles of City streets and 200 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.
Special Collections, holiday collections & other info….
January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
* HOLIDAY COLLECTIONS *
NO COLLECTION DAY COLLECTION DAY
Tuesday, Jul 4th Monday, Jul 3rd
Friday, Nov 10th Monday, Nov 13th
Thursday, Nov. 23rd Monday, Nov. 27th
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (1/1/18) either fall on or are observed on a Monday for 2017, this will not affect any rubbish collections.
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.
FALL LEAF COLLECTION – FREE
Leaves will be collected curbside for composting, free of charge, on the following days:
Oct. 23 (Mon) Nov. 6 (Mon)
Oct. 30 (Mon) Nov. 20 (Mon)
No Leaf Collection on Monday, November 13th
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.
LEAVES/GRASS CLIPPINGS REMINDER
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.
RULES IN GENERAL
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 www.augustamaine.gov – Dept. Public Works
Single sort recycling containers that are open 24/7 are located in the back parking lots of both City Center & Buker Community Center.
Please click here for more information on the Single Sort Schedules for the next couple of weeks surrounding the July 4th holiday
Here is a link for various ongoing/upcoming construction projects in Augusta - click here
NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION OF WEED CONTROL
Goodall Landscaping/Natura Lawn of America located out of Topsham, ME will be performing weed control (Lesco Brand Prosecutor) along various City and State Public Right-Of-Ways (including sidewalks) periodically from July 5th to October 1, 2017. Applications will occur primarily between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., until completed. Please call 626-2435 if you have any questions.
Public Works Permits & Forms
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