Bangor City Hall
262 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401


Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Home > Bangor News

Bangor News

6/4/2020 - City of Bangor Begins Automated Curbside Trash and Recycling Pickup June 29th

For Immediate Release

June 4, 2020


Contact:               Eric Willett, Director of Public Works


City of Bangor Begins Automated Curbside Trash and Recycling Pickup June 29th


BANGOR, MAINE—Beginning the week of June 29, 2020, residential curbside trash and recycling in the City of Bangor will be collected by new automated side-load trucks. Each household in Bangor with weekly curbside pickup will receive a new 96-gallon trash bin on wheels (unless they requested and were approved for a smaller container). New bins will begin arriving at households starting the week of June 15th. Bins will be tagged to belong to each residence, and will include further instructions on use and placement.

Households may begin using the new bins upon delivery, and may place any unwanted old bins on the side of the road for disposal. Old bins that are clearly marked for disposal will be picked up by the trash carrier for recycling on normal pickup days during the weeks of June 15th and June 22nd only.

As of Monday, June 29, 2020, all households with curbside pickup must place all trash and recycling inside the new bins with lids closed. All waste inside the bins may not exceed 250 pounds. Any trash or recycling outside the new bins will not be collected.

Earlier this year, Bangor City Council voted to amend the City ordinance to allow for automated curbside pickup. The change is cost-effective for Bangor taxpayers, and streamlines the trash and recycling collection process. If households would like to inquire about purchasing additional bins, they should contact Bangor Public Works at 207-992-4500 or  



The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see