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Trash Collection Rules and Guidelines

All regular household trash should be bagged only in the City-approved trash bags before being placed out for collection. Items not in city-approved bags will NOT be collected or accepted.  No exceptions will be made.

Do not place the following items in the city-approved bags:

  • Recyclable plastic, glass, or metal

  • Yard waste

  • Dirt, sod, concrete, or rock

  • Construction/demolition debris

  • Household hazardous waste

  • Hot ashes or flammable materials such as oil, gas, or paint

For more information, please see the Refuse Collection Rules and Guidelines

Certain items such as hazardous waste, medications, mattresses, furniture, chemicals, construction materials, etc. cannot be disposed of in the regular trash or through curbside recycling. For information on how to dispose of these items, click here.

More Information

For more information, please contact Waterville Public Works

Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm.


City of Waterville

Department of Public Works
6 Wentworth Court
Waterville, ME 04901

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