Learn the location and hours of the Ellsworth Transfer Station, how to have your trash picked up curbside, as well as items accepted for recycling.

Transfer Station / Recycling Center Telephone 207-667-1181

  • Recycling
  • Trash
  • Recycling Center

    The Recycling Center is located in the Ellsworth Transfer Station at 11 industrial Road. (In the Boggy Brook Industrial Park off Route 1A, near the intersection with Christian Ridge Road. The Christian Ridge Road and Route 1A intersection is marked by the white oil storage towers.)

    Recycling Center Hours:

    Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Wednesday – 12 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Sunday and Monday – Closed

  • Accepted Items

    The Ellsworth Recycling Center accepts the following items:

    Paper

    • Office
    • Magazines
    • Flyers
    • Phone books
    • Shredded papers
    • News print
    • Construction
    • Paperback books
    • White envelopes (no windows)
    • Paperback catalogs

     Cardboard

    • Cereal boxes
    • Pasta boxes
    • Beer & soda boxes
    • Blueberry boxes
    • Egg cartons (no styrofoams)
    • Corrugated (all kinds except wax coated)
    • Brown / Manilla envelopes
    • Greeting & gift cards

    Plastics

    • Milk Jugs (#2 only)

    Steel, Tin & Aluminum

    Soup cans

    • Disposable baking pans
    • Coffee cans
    • Vegetable & fruit cans

    Glass

    • Jars
    • Bottles (all colors)

  • Items Not Accepted

    The Ellsworth Recycling Center does not accept the following items:

    Paper

    • Envelopes with windows
    • Gift wrap
    • Used tissues & paper towels

    Cardboard

    • Wax coated
    • Juice / ice cream cartons
    • Pet food bags
    • Oatmeal canisters

    Plastics

    • #3
    • #4
    • #5
    • Plant & flower pots
    • PVC pipes
    • Kids toys
    • Grocery bags
    • Broken trash cans & totes
    • Coat hangers
    • Kitty litter buckets

    Steel, Tin & Aluminum

    • Cookie sheets
    • Pots & pans
    • Coat hangers
    • Aerosol (any kind)
    • Ice tea mix

    Glass

    • Window panes
    • Mirrors
    • Plexi glass
    • Tempered glass

    Styrofoam & Packing Peanuts

    • Packaging materials
    • Egg cartons
    • Meat packaging

  • Recycling Batteries

    The following locations accept batteries for recycling:

    Wal-Mart

    • NiCad AA, AAA, C, D, & 9 VOLT Batteries
    • Cell Phone Batteries
    • Laptop Batteries
    • Digital Camera Batteries
    • Camcorder Batteries
    • Cordless Phone Batteries

    Lowes Home Improvement & Home Depot, Inc.

    • NiCad AA, AAA, C, D, & 9 VOLT Batteries
    • Cell Phone Batteries
    • Laptop Batteries
    • Digital Camera Batteries
    • Camcorder Batteries
    • Cordless Phone Batteries
    • All Power Tool Rechargeable Batteries

    Radio Shack

    • NiCad AA, AAA, C, D, & 9 VOLT Batteries
    • Cell Phone Batteries
    • Laptop Batteries
    • Digital Camera Batteries
    • Camcorder Batteries
    • Cordless Phone Batteries

    Alkaline batteries can be disposed of with regular household trash.

  • Curbside

    The City of Ellsworth contracts with Pine Tree Waste, a division of Casella, to collect solid waste from residential households. Residents have the option of contracting with a private trash collection service or bringing their trash to the transfer station.

    If you participate in Ellsworth curbside trash collection, each bag must have a clearly visible RED $3 sticker attached. Any bag weighing more than 50 pounds will be refused. Put your bags at the curbside before 7am. If you live on a private road, place your bag with red sticker at the designated areas where the private road meets the public road. If you will not be home on the morning of trash collection, take your tagged trash bags to the Ellsworth Transfer Station. Bags left out beside the road overnight are almost certain to be opened by animals. Download the PDF to see the Trash Pick Up Schedule by Street.

    City of Ellsworth pay-per-bag trash disposal stickers may be purchased at:

    • Ben’s Store
    • Ellsworth City Hall
    • Ellsworth Mobil Mart
    • Ellsworth Transfer Station
    • Friends & Family Market
    • Hannafords
    • Mikes Country Store
    • Shaws
    • State Street Market

    Pine Tree Waste (Casella) observes the following holidays:

    • New Years Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Fourth of July
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas

    In the event that one of these holidays falls on a collection day, route schedules are as follows: Should a holiday fall on a Monday; Mondays trash will be collected on Wednesday and Tuesday trash will remain unchanged. Should a holiday fall on a Tuesday; Mondays trash collection will remain unchanged and Tuesdays trash will be collected on Wednesday. The City will post any collection schedule changes at City Hall and the Transfer Station/Recycling Center, online and in the newspaper at least seven (7) days prior to any change.

  • Transfer Station

    The Ellsworth Transfer Station is located at 11 Industrial Road.  (In the Boggy Brook Industrial Park off Route 1A, near the intersection with Christian Ridge Road. The Christian Ridge Road and Route 1A intersection is marked by the white oil storage towers.)

    Hazardous waste is only accepted during our annual Household Hazardous Waste & Universal Waste Collection event. Items not accepted at the Transfer Station may be accepted at Ellsworth Demo.

    Transfer Station Hours:

    Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday – 8:00a.m. – 4p.m.

    Wednesday – 12p.m. – 4:00p.m.

    Sunday and Monday – Closed

  • Household Hazardous Waste & Universal Waste Collection

    This event is held annually. To find out when it will be held, contact the Transfer Station at 667-1181.

    Pre-registration at your town office is required. For questions about registering, contact Sheri Walsh at the Hancock County Planning Commission at 667-7131 or swalsh@hcpcme.org.

    Types of materials accepted by the waste contractors:

    • Acids (Battery, Muriatic, etc.)
    • Adhesives/Solvents
    • Antifreeze (Used)
    • Automobile Fluids (Brake, etc.)
    • Batteries (Rechargeable only)
    • Chemicals (Pool, Photo, etc.)
    • Cleaners (Oven, Drain, etc.)
    • Computers, Monitors, Televisions
    • Fluorescent Bulbs & Ballasts
    • Lighter Fluid
    • Linseed Oil
    • Mercury Items: thermometers, etc.
    • Paint Remover/Thinners
    • Pesticides/Fungicides/Herbicides
    • Oil-Based Paint and stain
    • Oil Waste (from cars, trucks, etc.)
    • Transmission Fluid
    • Turpentine/Varnish

    Waste items not taken:

    • Alkaline (Flashlight) Batteries
    • Asbestos containing materials
    • Car, Lawn Mower & Boat Batteries
    • Commercial or Industrial Waste
    • Fireworks/Explosives/Ammunition
    • Pharmaceutical or Biological Waste
    • Latex Paints
    • Propane Tanks
    • Smoke Detectors (radioactive)
    • Non-toxic Trash