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 (as of June 2015) organized by street name.
Do we need special bags for household trash?
Yes. Household trash (what should be thrown in the trash (PDF)) must be placed in Town Pay-As-You-Throw trash bags. If you bag your trash in regular household trash bags (white/black, etc.) you must then place that bag inside a Town PAYT bag and cinch and tie it closed. Town PAYT bags should not be used as trash container liners, as bags must adhere to size and weight limits. 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.
The Town offers 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 InformationRecycling is zero-sort, which means you may combine all of clean paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal, tin and aluminum and place those items in the container designated for recycling see list of items you can and cannot recycle (PDF).
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.
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)
Collection will occur on all holidays unless otherwise posted via the Town Website or social media pages. You can sign up on the Town’s website under the NotifyMe section to receive an email/text notification.
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.