General Rules: Household trash is collected every week Monday – Wednesday. All household trash should be set out curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day in the orange City of Brewer trash bags. Curbside recycling is every other week, Monday – Wednesday, and should be set curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day in containers clearly marked “Recycling.” Recyclables do not need to be separated – glass, plastics, paper, boxboard and cardboard etc., can all be put together in the same container.
You do not need a special container for your recyclables. A full size garbage can, as long as it’s clearly marked with a recycling sticker will do the job! Recycling stickers are available at Public Works, Parks and Rec, City Hall, and the Brewer Public Library. The orange Pay As You Throw (PAYT) bags are to be used for garbage ONLY, and NOT for recyclable materials. If you put your recyclables into the orange bags, they will be disposed of as garbage. Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day – no household trash or recycling will be collected on these days. If the holiday falls within Monday thru Wednesday, the collection schedule will be pushed back one day starting with the day the holiday falls on. Changes to this holiday schedule will be posted in the Bangor Daily News. For example, Labor Day falls on a Monday. Therefore, the collection schedule will be Tuesday thru Thursday that week. Visit the Environmental Services department for more information on Curbside PAYT Refuse Collection and Curbside Zero Sort Recycle Collection.