Private Roads

Residents on Private Roads take their trash out to the intersecting public road or have a private hauler pick it up. This program allows for the potential to have trash and recycling collection performed on private roads by the City and its contractor. 


In order to have the collection services go onto a private road that private road must meet the following criteria: 

  • The road must have a turn around so the trash and recycling trucks can turn around and not have to back in or back out of the road
  • The road needs to have proper construction so it can support the heavy trash and recycling trucks
  • The road must also be cleared wide enough so that the trash and recycling trucks are not hit by branches

In addition, the homeowners association or the individual property owners will need to sign an indemnification agreement relieving the City and its contractor of any liability associated with any damage that may be caused by the trash and recycling trucks in the course of their normal operations.

Get These Services

If you would like to have the trash and recycling collection trucks go onto your private road to perform these services please contact the Public Works Department at 207-282-1579. The City may contact you if it feels your Private Road qualifies for this service.