For Immediate Release
April 6, 2021
Contact: Angel Matson, Public Information Coordinator
2021 Spring Cleanup for Bangor residents
The City of Bangor helps residents with their spring cleaning activities in these ways:
• Providing a place for residents to drop off branches, brush, plants/weeds, and leaf waste
• Providing roadside pickup service to residents to haul away fallen branches and trees
• Providing roadside pickup service to residents to haul away scrap metal
• Providing referrals to residents who have other waste for disposal
Residents are encouraged to bring brush, branches, plant waste, and leaves to the organic disposal site at the Public Works facility at 530 Maine Avenue. A permit is required and can be obtained at no charge to Bangor residents at the Public Works office. The yard waste drop-off is open 7 days/week from sunrise to sunset.
Public Works employees will go house to house to pick up fallen branches and other woody waste. Residents are asked to please collect waste and place it at the curb no later than 6:30 am on April 26, 2021.
Public Works employees will go house to house to pick up scrap metal. Examples of acceptable metal waste include washers, dryers, charcoal grills, etc. We cannot pick up any items containing Freon, anything containing liquid hazardous waste (oil, gas, diesel, kerosene, mercury, paint, etc), or electronic waste such as TV’s, computer monitors, computers, etc. Please place metal waste at the curb no later than 6:30 am on April 26, 2021.
Public Works crews will collect on each of the City's streets, but will not be making a second trip around the city to pick up waste that was put out after the initial sweep is completed.
Due to the thorough cleaning last fall, crews will not collect leaves this spring. Residents who do have leaves to dispose of can drop them off at Public Works during daylight hours at 530 Maine Ave.
Public Works crews will not be picking up bagged household garbage that is not in the city waste bins nor do we accept it at Public Works. You can rent another city waste bin for $260/year or you can contract with a local waste management provider to properly dispose of excess household garbage.
Televisions, monitors, computers, light bulbs, and other electronics will not be picked up. These need to be disposed of properly. Electronic/Universal waste may be disposed of at Casella's Pine Tree Landfill located at 358 Emerson Mill Road in Hampden. Please contact them at 862-4200 for details or visit their website for hours of operation. This is not a free service and residents will be asked to pay for disposed of materials based on weight.
Bulky items such as furniture and demolition debris may be disposed of at Casella's Pine Tree Landfill located at 358 Emerson Mill Road in Hampden. Please contact them at 862-4200 for details or visit their website for hours of operation. This is not a free service and residents will be asked to pay for disposed of materials based on weight.
For more details about spring cleanup efforts, please visit bangormaine.gov/spring
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 more information on City projects and news, see bangormaine.gov.