Curbside Trash & Recycling Collection

In June of 2015, the Town began a new automated trash and zero-sort (also known as single-sort) recycling collection program. Pine Tree Waste Services (a Casella company) has been contracted to provide this new automated residential service. Each residence is issued two 64-gallon wheeled containers. One container will be identified for trash and the other for recycling.

When is my collection day?

Collection is weekly, with pickup occurring Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. View the entire route schedule organized by street name. 

Do we need special bags?

Town Pay-As-You-Throw trash bags are required. Just place any trash you are not recycling in town bags and place those in your trash container for pickup. If you prefer to bring your trash to the transfer station located at 36 Sea Road, the facility will accept household trash provided it is in the Town's PAYT trash bags. Currently, there are two sizes of trash bags sold; large (33 gallon bags) and medium (15 gallon bags).  In January/February, 2019, the Town will begin offering three sizes of bags: large (33 gallon bags), medium (18 gallon bags) and small (8 gallon bags).

Bags are sold at Town Hall as well as at Cummings Market (3 Alfred Road), Hannaford Supermarket (65 Portland Road), HB Provisions (15 Western Avenue), Kennebunk Ace Hardware (45 Portland Road), Kennebunk Xtra Mart (88 Main Street), and Port Hardware (153 Port Road).   

Recycling is zero-sort, which means you may combine all of your paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal, tin and aluminum and place those items in the container designated for recycling. 

Private road collection

Collection for private roads will be at the intersection with the public right of way. Private road home-owners/associations can arrange through Pine Tree/Casella (888-857-0800) for possible alternate collection locations.

Transfer Station 

Items that cannot be left curbside for collection can be brought to the transfer station located at the Public Services Facility on Sea Road. This facility is currently contracted to a local company (CPRC) and this company sets the rules and fees for acceptable items according to current laws and regulations. 

If you have more trash than will fit in your curbside collection trash container, will be away during the scheduled collection, or live on a private road and find the curbside collection program challenging, the transfer station will accept household trash provided it is in the Town's PAYT trash bags. 

Also located at the transfer station is a drop off area where residents can bring their recycling items, for a fee, if they do not wish to leave them out for curbside collection. View fee schedule for items brought to the Transfer Station. 

Contact Us

  1. Phone (207) 985-6778

    Choose option 1 to speak with Customer Service if your trash/recycling was not collected

    Choose option 2 to speak with CPRC, contracted to manage the Transfer Station

    Choose option 3 to speak with Kennebunk Public Services (Public Works)

Holiday Collection

  1. If your collection day falls on one of the following holidays, your collection will move to Friday for that week:

    New Year's Day
    Independence Day (July 4th)
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day

    All other holidays will be collected as usual.

Storm Day Collection

  1. Trash and recycling will be collected on storm days. Only extreme weather conditions will prevent trucks from going out. 

    Notices will be published on the Town website and on TV news channels. You can also sign up on the Town's website under the Notify Me section to receive email and/or text notifications when pickup is delayed.