Brewer News

Trash Tags No Longer Required


Temporary suspension of Brewer’s Pay As You Throw trash program is now permanent.

  • All trash must be in bags, except cardboard as long as it is broken down to 2′ x 2′ or smaller and bundled.
  • Each household is limited to 5 bags per week.
  • Each bag must be no heavier than 40 pounds.
  • Bags larger than 30 gallons in size must be clear or translucent.
  • Bags can be placed in containers as long as container doesn’t exceed 40 pounds.
  • Residents can put out more than 5 bags by placing an orange Brewer trash tag on bags over the 5 bag limit.Please note that the City will not be providing refunds for unused tags. Most households would have used up their tags and needed to buy more over these past three months when Brewer’s program was temporarily suspended. Many pay as you throw communities, including Holden, did not suspend their programs as Brewer did. Residents still have an opportunity to use the tags on occasions they might need to place more than 5 bags curbside for collection. Tags will continue to be available for sale for that purpose at Brewer City Hall, Brewer Public Library, and via the City’s website.