David Madsen

Transfer Station Supervisor

Mariah Hawkins

Administrative Assistant

Forrest Kollander

Transfer Station Foreman

For general information on recycling please contact Forrest at: transferst@bridgtonmaine.org 

Related Committees & Boards

Recycling Committee


  • Hazardous waste
  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Medical waste
  • Brush (contact the Rolfe Corp.)
  • Pesticides
  • Solar Panels


  • Window glass & mirrors are accepted (as Demo – $.10 per lb)
  • Leaves (NOT bagged – must be dumped out in the compost area)
  • Paints, stains, varnish (there are rules – look up paintcare.com)
  • Propane tanks (only up to 30 lbs.)
  • Plastic food containers (hard plastic with recycling symbol 1-7)
  • Appliances (there is a charge for any freon items)
  • Used crank case oil, used ATF, used cooking oil (must see attendant before dropping – no 5 gallon pails – 1-3 gallon disposable containers only)


Beginning Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 we are digital!

All transactions will now be processed through Square with machine-printed receipts.



We Now Accept the Following Credit Cards:


There will be a 3% processing fee to use a credit or debit card.


About Bridgton Transfer Station

Location: 118 Sandy Creek Road, Bridgton, ME 04009

As of JULY 1, 2023: Hours of Operation will be Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7am to 5pm, except on holidays and during extreme weather events. We are closed Sunday, Monday & Wednesday.

Stickers: Bridgton residents can purchase a transfer station sticker at the Town Office or at the Transfer Station for $10.00 per household. Stickers need to be purchased on an annual basis and are valid from July 1st to June 30th each year.

For more info: Please contact Forrest Kollander at 647-8276 or transferst@bridgtonmaine.org.


  • How much money does recycling really save?

    For every ton of garbage that is kept out of the waste stream, we save $127.

  • Can you recycle kitty litter?

    No. Please put your kitty’s litter in a box or a bag and place in the trash hopper with the rest of your household waste.

  • What creates more jobs: landfilling, incineration, or recycling?

    Recycling creates the most jobs. On a per-ton basis, sorting and processing recyclables alone sustain 10 times more jobs than landfilling or incineration. (Source: Institute for Local Self-Reliance)

  • Give me one good reason to recycle

    How about 10?

    1. It’s Good For Our Economy: American companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.
    2. It Creates Jobs: Recycling in the U.S. is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.
    3. It Reduces Waste: The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills, where it’s compacted and buried.
    4. It’s Good For The Environment: Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
    5. It Saves Energy: Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. (Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.)
    6. It Preserves Landfill Space: No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.
    7. It Prevents Global Warming: In 2000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE, the unit of measure for greenhouse gases) into the air.
    8. It Reduces Water Pollution: Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.
    9. It Protects Wildlife: Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.
    10. It Creates New Demand: Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.

    (Source: Northeast Michigan Council of Governments)


Where do the deposit rebates from the Transfer Station bottle return box go? Bridgton’s bottle return box benefits a different non-profit group or organization each month!

Who is eligible: The Entity must be a non-profit group or organization directly benefiting the Town of Bridgton and/or its residents.

How it works: The group or organization will receive bottles for one month out of the calendar year unless no other group or organization has applied in which case the group or organization will be considered as an alternate. Said organization is responsible for emptying and redeeming the bottles. The bottle box must be emptied weekly or as needed to prevent box from overflowing. If the group or organization does not manage the box appropriately, permission may not be granted in the future.

Accepting Requests for 2024:

To apply for a future slot on behalf of your organization, submit a written request (including your name, address, and daytime phone number) to Mariah Hawkins, Public Services Administrative Assistant by email @ mhawkins@bridgtonmaine.org (or) you can also hand-deliver your request to the Transfer Station Manager at the Transfer Station.


January 2024 – Bridgton Recreation
February 2024  – Bridgton Lions Club
March 2024  – OPEN
April 2023 – Oriental Lodge / 2024 – OPEN
May 2024 – Oriental Lodge #13
June 2024 – American Legion | Lopeman-Potts Post 67
July 2024 – The Harrison Food Bank
August 2024 – First Congregational Church
September 2023 – Rufus Porter Museum / 2024 – OPEN
October 2024 – Bridgton Lions Club
November 2024 – First Congregational Ladies Guild
December 2024 – OPEN

If you are hoping to renew your bottle return collection month for the next year … please start sending in your requests in the fall of the upcoming year. Months will not be assigned until January 1st of each year. Thank you very much.

Hazardous Household Waste Disposal Information


Clean Harbors Environmental Services – 17 Main Street, South Portland      Phone: 207/799-8111

Riverside Facility – 910 Riverside Street, Portland                                                      Phone: 207/797-6200 or 207/874-8801 – Click here to access their hazardous waste flyer: https://riversiderecycles.com/hazardous-waste

Plan-It Recycling & Transfer, Inc. – 18 Gorham Industrial Parkway, Gorham Phone: 207/854-5353 – (NO Hazardous Waste Liquids Accepted)

Environmental Specialist – Jaimee B. Hoover                                                      Phone: 207/773-1738