Resource Recovery Facility (Transfer Station)

The Resource Recovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday 9AM to 5PM.
Residents and users of the Resource Recovery Center must 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:
(1) soft drinks, water, juice milk and detergent containers
(2) dry food boxes, magazines, junk mail, newspapers, inserts, and phonebooks
(3) corrugated cardboard, boxes, and pizza boxes
(4) tin, aluminum,and steel cans and containers
(5) glass bottles and jars

The Kittery Resource Recovery Facility, following recommendations from our recycling partner, Casella, made some changes recently to plastics recycling. This change was necessitated due to changes in the recycling market and to open a revenue stream that was underutilized.  The changes to plastics recycling centers around two products: #1 PET and #3-7 Plastics.

Prior to the changes, #1 PET was separated into two categories. The first was clear drinking bottles which was baled and sold on the market. The second was incorporated into all other plastics and sent to a third party at a cost to the town.

Plastics #3-7 was also placed with all other plastics and sent to a third party at a cost to the town. The prices incurred by the town to dispose of these items rose to a price that exceeds the cost to dispose of household trash. The price increase is due to rising costs in the recycling industry and a current oversupply of materials.

To maximize revenue and provide the lowest possible impact on taxpayers, the town decided to follow the recommendations of Casella to implement a new recycling stream for plastics and to accept a larger array of materials into PET#1.

The new plastics recycling categories are #1 PET Plastic bottles and jars, #2 HPDE Natural, #2 HPDE Colored, and #3-7 Plastics. All other plastics can now go into household trash where it is sent to a trash to energy facility and burned to produce electricity.

To read more about what is recyclable, 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