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What is single sort recycling?

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If a holiday falls on a day when your trash and recyclables are scheduled to be picked up, the Town will no longer pick up on the following day. You may either bring your trash to the Transfer Station or hold your items until the following week.

Transfer Station Hours

Monday thru Friday 9-3

Saturday 8-4

Curbside Preparation of Trash & Recyclables

Bags shall be placed at curbside no earlier than 4:00 P.M. on the day prior to the scheduled pick up but must be set out by 7:00 A.M. the morning of collection. All containers and any material not picked up shall be removed from the curbside by 7:00 A.M. following the day of collection.

Recyclable materials shall be placed at the curb separate from Solid Waste. All items shall be segregated and prepared as directed by the Town. Items not segregated and prepared as directed will be left at the curb. All Acceptable Solid Waste bags and recyclable containers set out for curbside pickup shall be no more than 33 gallons or more than 50 pounds of weight. Bags or containers exceeding 50 pounds will not be picked up. Recyclable Materials which do not fit within the recycling containers may be set out for curbside collection provided that such Material is broken down, secured and bundled together so as not to exceed 50 pounds. No bulky waste, construction debris or demolition debris shall be placed curbside.

Persons using curbside collection services will be responsible for the trash and recyclables from their bags that are strewn because of overweight bags, overstuffed bags or animals. All residents must ensure that solid waste stored on their premises does not create a nuisance.


Latex paint is the ONLY paint product that can be disposed of as solid waste therefore it is the only paint accepted at the transfer station. Latex paint should be dried out before being added to household trash. This can be accomplished by simply removing the lid and allowing the paint to air dry or by adding shredded newspaper , kitty liter or a paint hardener to the can. All other paint products including oil based paint, marine paints, stains, varnishes and paint solvents are treated as Household Hazardous Waste.

Household Hazardous Waste

The Jay transfer station cannot collect or store HHW on site. We do sponsor a HHW Collection Day each year at which time residents can bring in HHW collected throughout the year for proper disposal. We will pay the disposal cost for 2 units (1 unit = 5 gal of liquid waste) per person. Our HHW Collection Day is scheduled for September 12, 2015 9:00AM - 11:30AM here at the facility. We are also members of the regional HHW collection site at 424 River Rd Lewiston, Me where our residents can drop off HHW in the same volumes as on our collection day. The regional site is open two Saturday mornings per month. Check for operating hours and rules at or stop in to the transfer station for more information.

Holiday Closings

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving and the day after
  • Christmas Day



Only clear trash bags are acceptable at the Transfer station or set out for curbside collection

Trash Bags-
15 Gallon Bags - 25 count = $2.75 /box
30 Gallon Bags - 25 count = $3.75 /box

Participating non-Residents towns are:

  • Fayette
  • Carthage


MOTOR OIL - DO NOT mix with any other liquids. Pails are available to pour motor oil into at the Facility. No larger than 5 gal. containers will be accepted.

ANTIFREEZE - DO NOT mix with any other liquids. Bring to the Transfer Station in sealed containers and give to attendant.

GRASS/LEAVES/YARD WASTE FOR COMPOST MATERIAL: Must be clean, no wood, rock, branches or foreign objects.

WOOD WASTE - Maximum length of six feet. No larger than 1-ton truck loads accepted. Paint and nails are acceptable. Some furniture items may be wood waste. Remove metal brackets, hinges, etc.

Pressure treated wood- is to be separate from wood waste see attendant

BRUSH - Tree limbs, brush, etc. NO STUMPS! No wood longer than 6’. No limbs larger than 6" diameter. No larger than 1-ton truck loads accepted.

DEMOLITION DEBRIS - No shingles or wood. Demolition Debris includes all other building debris and Oversized Bulky Waste and pressure treated wood. No larger than 1-ton truck loads accepted. 

ASPHALT SHINGLES - Shingles and roofing paper only. Roofing nails accepted. No wood or metal flashing. No larger than 1-ton truck loads accepted.

METAL - No larger than 1-ton truck loads accepted. Please remove other material such as webbing from lawn chairs, wood tops from metal tables, etc. Give all propane tanks to the attendant; do not put in the metal container and do not try to vent the tanks.

UNIVERSAL WASTES - Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, Mercury Switches, Rechargeable Batteries, Desk Top Printers, Game Consoles, Digital Picture Frames, Computer Monitors/CPU, Televisions, Fluorescent light bulbs, PCB ballasts, mercury thermometers, mercury thermostats


Handle with care and give to the attendant. Universal wastes are only accepted from Jay residents and businesses. Businesses must see an attendant so that we may properly document receipt of these materials.



  • For safety reasons, children must remain in vehicles at all times
  • No bare feet anywhere!
  • You must stop to see an attendant before unloading any materials.
  • An attendant is generally at the Recycling Building.
  • Please separate your items into the proper categories before coming to the Center
  • Please be patient

In order to use the Recycling Facility & Transfer Station you must:

  • Display a valid Transfer & Recycling permit. Permits may be obtained at the Facility.

Jay Transfer Station Share Shack

The Jay Transfer Station has set aside space for a share shack. This facility will be for Jay residents only. Items are not to be taken for resale or yard sales. The Town of Jay does not assume any liability for items taken from the Share Shack.

Rules for using the Share Shack

All items must be clean and in good condition. “Shopping” at the Share Shack will be limited to 15 minutes per day. Items left at the Share Shack will be retained for 5 days and then discarded at the discretion of the attendant.

Examples of Acceptable items

  • Wooden Furniture
  • Bed frames
  • End tables/coffee tables
  • House wares such as dishes, silverware
  • Plastic ware, pots, pans, glasses
  • Tools, hammers, etc.
  • Building Materials such as:
  • Bundles of unused shingles, unused nuts, bolts, washers, nails, etc.
  • Kids’ Corner items such as: Toys in good condition, puzzles(complete), Books, magazines, movies (No adult content)
  • Bicycles in good condition

Examples of Unacceptable Items

  • Nothing Upholstered
  • No Freon containing devices (without paying fee)
  • No tires
  • No Computers, TV’s, Appliances
  • No Clothing, shoes or bedding
  • No pillows, rugs, propane grills/tanks
  • No stuffed animals
  • No box springs or mattresses.
  • Only outdoor equipment in running condition is accepted.
  • No outdated car seats or baby equipment.

If you require assistance, please see the attendant


Town Office Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 8-4, Thurs. 8-5

Phone: 897-6785 Fax: 897-9420
340 Main St
Jay, ME 04239

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