Public Works Department News

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day November 6


Cape Elizabeth's annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Public Works Facility located at 10 Coopers Drive (adjacent to the Recycling Center).WHAT TO BRINGFrom the Yard:…

Paint products now accepted at Recycling Center


The Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center is now accepting paint products for reuse and disposal.  The Town recently partnered with PaintCare, a non-profit stewardship organization who establishes paint recycling programs on behalf of paint manufacturers.…

Temporary closure of Greenbelt trailhead as Public Safety Communications Tower project begins


Contractors for the town's Public Safety Communications Tower are scheduled to begin work on the project Monday, May 17, 2021.  At that time, the Greenbelt trailhead's gravel parking area located on Dennison Drive will be closed to users during cons…

Recycling Center Adds Four Extra Days for Yard Spring Cleaning


The Recycling Center will be offering four additional days for the disposal of residential leaf and yard wastes on the Sundays listed below.  Regular Transfer Station items will not be accepted during these dates. Fees will be assessed on all applic…

Recycling Committee Holds Community Conversation


Updated, April 15, 2021Click here to access a recording of the conversation.On Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. the Cape Elizabeth Recycling Committee and representatives from ecomaine will offer a webinar to discuss the trash and recycling pr…

Robert Malley Receives the Ralph T. Gould Award


At the beginning of the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Robert Malley was presented with the Ralph T. Gould Award by Chair Valerie Adams on behalf of the Town Council.  This annual award, established in 1986, was named for …

Bottle Shed open for donation of returnables beginning Oct. 12


Starting Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, the Bottle Shed at the Recycling Center will be available to residents who wish to donate their returnables. Proceeds are distributed to Cape Elizabeth non-profit organizations that benefit Cape youth. "I am h…

Fall cleanup update: Refuse-disposal fees waived for residential users Oct. 10-26; area open Sundays between Oct. 18 and Nov. 8


Update: Disposal fees at the Recycling Center will be waived for residents transporting their own material and/or items from Saturday, Oct. 10 through (up to including) Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Contractors however will be assessed fees in accordance …

Recycling Center fee collection resumes Sept. 8


The Recycling Center will resume collecting fees for the disposal of certain items beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. See our Recycling Center page for a list of applicable fees. Fee collection was suspended in March to minimize contact at th…