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Town of Falmouth, Maine
271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
town@town.falmouth.me.us
(207) 781-5253

 
Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection
CURBSIDE COLLECTION CHANGES
Starting January 7, 2014, curbside collection times may change in your neighborhood. The collection day will remain the same; only the time of collection may be affected. Please be sure to have all trash and recycling out by 7:00 a.m. on your day of collection to ensure it will not be missed.
If there are questions or concerns about the change in the schedule, please contact Pine Tree Waste at 883-9777.
Thank you.

Falmouth offers weekly curbside trash and recycling collection. Pine Tree Waste Systems is the Town’s waste and recycling hauler.  The Town has contracted with Pine Tree Waste for curbside collection only.  If you wish to have back door service, you must make arrangements with Pine Tree Waste at 1-888-857-0800 and pay an additional fee.
*If you receive a blue tag and your trash/recyclables were not picked up, please contact Pine Tree Waste directly with questions (883-9777).

Visit the Calendar link on the Public Works homepage for your curbside collection schedule OR click here for a view of the town map broken down by collection day OR click on the links below for a list of streets being collected on that day.


!!!Also, if your day of collection falls on a holiday, collection for that week will be moved to SATURDAY!!!
Or if there is severe weather, collection will be moved to Saturday. Contact the Public Works office for details: 781-3919.




Trash Collection
Falmouth has a “Pay-per-bag” trash collection system.  The cost of disposing of trash is covered by the cost of the bags, so you pay only for what you throw away.  The curbside collection service is paid for through property taxes.

Rules and Regulations for Curbside Collection:
*       Trash will only be collected if it is in a Falmouth Yellow Trash Bag.
*       You can use trash barrels by placing the yellow bag inside the barrel, fill it with your trash, and
        TIE the bag before placing it at the curb.
*       Trash and Recycle bins MUST be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on the scheduled pick-up day
*       Bulky/Large items (weighing up to 100 lbs) that will not fit into a yellow trash bag, will be
        collected on the scheduled pickup day with appropriate disposal ticket(s) affixed.
        See below for locations and prices.

Yellow Trash Bags can be purchased at:
*       Waldo’s General Store
*       Shaw’s-Falmouth and Northgate
*       Hannaford-Falmouth and Yarmouth
*       Town Landing Market

Disposal Tags (green) can be purchased at:
*       Shaw’s-Falmouth and Northgate
*       Hannaford-Falmouth
*       Falmouth Town Hall
*       Town Landing Market
*       Waldo’s General Store
*       Falmouth Public Works Office

Prices:
*       33 gallon bag $2.08 (package of 10 - $20.80)
*       20 gallon bag $1.46 (package of 10 - $14.55)
*       Disposal Tag $5.00 each


Recycling Collection   (Curbside Recycling Calendar click here.)
Falmouth now offers curbside recycling!  Now, thanks to new equipment at ECOmaine, numerous types of recyclable materials go into the same box…no separation of materials is necessary.  Below is a guide of acceptable materials.

Paper Products:
*       Cardboard/all boxes
*       Newspaper
*       Shoe boxes/cereal boxes
*       Magazines/catalogs
*       Junk mail/window envelopes
*       Phone books
*       File folders
*       Gift boxes/wrap
*       Shopping bags
*       All books
*       Aseptic milk & juice cartons

Plastic, Metal, and Glass:
*       All plastics labeled #1-7
*       Foil
*       Cans
*       Pots & pans
*       Empty aerosol cans
*       Empty bottles (any color glass)
*       Jars

NO light bulbs, hypodermic needles or sharp objects, vinyl siding, construction materials, bubble wrap, food, toys, food bags, potato chip bags, diapers, Styrofoam packaging and peanuts, or trash.


 

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