Resource Recovery Facility (Transfer Station)

Updated April 3, 2020:

The Resource Recovery Facility will be observing an updated temporary schedule change, in order to keep everyone safe and ensure proper social distancing at the facility.  Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, the Resource Recovery Facility will be open Monday through Thursday, from 7:15 AM - 3:15 PM and Friday from 7:15 AM - 5:00 PM. The facility will remain open for it’s regular operating hours through Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Residents are asked to do their part in following all updated signage and social distancing measures while at the facility.  The threat of COVID-19 is real, and it’s important that residents take precautions to avoid spreading the virus. Please maintain a safe social distance (6 feet) from staff and each other at all times, and remain inside vehicles unless depositing waste in the bins.  

To allow the Kittery Resource Recovery Facility to remain open, we ask that residents follow all updated signage and social distancing measures while at the facility.  At this time, the facility has been reduced to one lane, with barricades positioned to allow for movement on both sides of vehicles. We ask that everyone visiting the facility maintain a safe social distance (6 feet) from staff and each other at all times, and remain inside your vehicles unless you are depositing waste in the bins.

Due to these measures, delays may be expected.  To reduce the potential for delays, residents are encouraged to sort plastics before arriving at the facility.  Pre-sorting of plastics will significantly reduce wait times during peak hours.

As a reminder, acceptable plastics:

#1 PET - All plastic bottles and jars, any color.

#2 HPDE Natural - Containers such as milk jugs, gallon sized water containers, and some juice containers.

#2 HPDE Colored - Containers such as laundry detergent, shampoo containers, and white milk jugs.

#5 Plastics - Containers such as yogurt cups, butter tubs, lids, caps and takeout containers. 

The Resource Recovery Facility does not accept drinking cups, straws or anything black.  These unacceptable materials can now go into household trash.

The Hazardous Waste section of the facility, along with the Freebie Barn will remain closed until further notice.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as the health and safety of our staff, and the community is our top priority.

For more information on how to protect yourself against the spread of COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website by clicking here.

The Kittery Resource Recovery Facility hours of operation include:
  • Until April 4, 2020 Tuesday through Saturday 9AM to 5PM for household trash and recyclable materials
    Effective April 6, 2020 Monday through Thursday 7:15AM to 3:15PM and Friday 7:15AM to 5:00PM for household trash and recyclable materials
  • Wednesday and Saturday 9AM to 5PM for demolition materials and hazardous waste disposal Temporarily Closed
  • The Freebie Barn is open Wednesday 11AM to 3PM and Saturday 9AM to 4PM Temporarily Closed
During Winter snow plowing operations the Resource Recovery Facility may be closed. While we make every effort to post updates on this page, all closures/delays will be posted on the Town's home page.  
Residents and users of the Resource Recovery Facility are required to have a valid decal sticker affixed to the driver's side windshield.  For more information on obtaining a sticker, please click here.
The Town has mandatory separation of recycling materials.  Separation of redeemable or reusable items assists in minimizing the costs of disposal therefore benefiting all the taxpayers of Kittery by lowering costs.
Recyclable items are separated by the resident and disposed of into the appropriate container/area in each different window:
  • Soft drinks, water, juice milk and detergent containers
  • Dry food boxes, magazines, junk mail, newspapers, inserts, and phonebooks
  • Corrugated cardboard, boxes, and pizza boxes
  • Tin, aluminum,and steel cans and containers
  • Glass bottles and jars
For more information on what can and cannot be recycled, please click here.
Solid waste disposal is also in this same Building A.  All trash should be in bags and free of any recyclable or resource materials.  
To view the Town Code regarding Solid Waste Disposal, click here.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Tim Ellis Resource Recovery Facility Crew Chief (207) 439-1477
David Rich Commissioner of Public Works (207) 439-0333