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Keeping Westbrook Clean and Green

(207) 591-8135


Important: Shrink wrap and Styrofoam are NOT recyclable

Please note that due to the July 4th holiday, all curbside trash and recycling collection will be postponed by one day during the week of 7/4 - 7/9. Normal Friday collection will occur on Saturday. FMI contact Public Services at 207-591-8135. 

Did You Know:

The United States is the #1 trash producing nation in the world.  We create 1,609 pounds of garbage per person per year.  Think before you buy - look for minimal packaging, reuse what you can and remember to RECYCLE!

Curbside Trash & Recycling Program

Below is information regarding the City of Westbrook's Curbside Trash & Recycling Program. If you have additional questions, concerns or ideas, contact the Recycling Department at 591-8135 or email us at

Collection Guidelines for Curbside Trash & Recycling Program

  • Place toters curbside no later than 7:00 AM on the day of pickup.
  • Toters may be placed out after 5:00 pm on the day prior to pick-up, but must be returned from the curb before the end of the collection day.
  • There is a 75 pound weight limit on containers placed curbside for collection.

What Day is My Pick Up?

Wondering what day the trash and recycling is collected on a particular street? This list will give you the collection day for any street.

What is Single Sort Recycling?

Single sort recycling simply means that your don't need to sort your recyclables by material.  Paper, plastic, glass and metal can all go into your blue toters together making recycling a snap! 

Here is a brief lists of recyclable items:

Recycling Do and Dont
  • Plastics:  #1-7
  • Paper:  Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, envelopes
  • Paperboard: Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, other packaging
  • Glass:  Bottles and jars
  • Metal:  Cans, trays, aluminum foil, empty aerosol cans

Please DO NOT include:

  • Plastic film or shrink wrap
  • Styrofoam
  • Ceramics such as dishes or vases
  • Wood
  • Food
  • Fabric or clothing
  • Electronics

Toter Related Info

Did your toter get tagged?
If it did, it means that your toters may have been facing the wrong direction, held items that belonged in the other toter, were placed out too early or left out too late. Read the portion of the sticker that has been ‘checked off’ and call us if you have any questions.

 Would you prefer a smaller toter?
Consider exchanging them for a smaller set of 32 gallon toters, they are more manageable and have a smaller footprint taking up less space.

Toter Replacement
Residents are responsible for the proper use and care of trash and recycling toters. In the event of toter loss or damange, replacement toters are made available by the Public Services department at the resident's expense.

Toter replacement costs are:
     32 gallon:  $35
     64 gallon:  $45
     96 gallon:  $75 

Holiday Trash Collection

There will be No Trash Collection on the Following Holidays ONLY:

  • July 4th
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day

These holidays will cause a 1 day delay in collection. For example, if Christmas falls on a Wednesday there will be no collection on Wednesday. Instead, the Wednesday route will be collected on Thursday, the Thursday route on Friday and the Friday route on Saturday. Trash collection WILL NOT be affected by these holidays if they fall on either a Saturday or Sunday.

Community Recycle Bins & Recycling Facility

You may have noticed that the large recycle bins previously located at The Armory on Stroudwater Street are no longer there. Due to the consistent trash dumping occuring at the site, the bins have been relocated to the new Pine Tree Waste facility on County Road.

Address: 594 County Road (Route 22)
Phone: (207) 253-5751
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
For a list of additional items accepted at the site and the associated prices click here.