Town of Monroe, Maine

Recycle Monroe!


  • It saves your community money, which saves you money!
  • It will help save our dwindling resources!
  • Recycled Products use less energy to produce, reducing consumer’s cost!
  • Our tipping fees are expected to rise again this year and we are transporting more household waste to PERC, increasing your taxes!


  • Paper
    • (Low Grade): Newspaper, Colored Inserts, Magazines, Phone Books, and Paperback Books are all okay IF KEPT DRY. Keep separate from high grade paper. Tie in bundles or bag and tie, and they must be clean!
    • (High Grade): Office Copier Paper, Computer Paper, Envelopes, Index Cards, and Manila Folders. Keep separate from low grade paper. Must be tied in bundles or bagged and tied and dry and clean.
    • NO: Carbon Paper, Cereal Boxes, Fax Paper, Expanding Envelopes, Paper Napkins, Plates, Cups, Towels, Post-It Notes, or Waxed Paper.
  • Cardboard
    • Corrugated Cardboard and Brown Paper Bags. Cardboard must be broken down and clean.
    • NO: Cardboard which has previously been recycled (Yellow or Grey).
  • Glass
    • Clear or colored CLEAN jars. Clear must be separate from colored. Remove metal and plastic lids.
    • NO: Light Bulbs, Window Glass, Mirrors, Cookware, or Plates
  • Plastics
    • #2 only, at this time, may be squashed to conserve room. Milk Jugs, Detergent Bottles, clear or colored. Must be clean. Remove caps and rings.
  • Tin Cans
    • Clean, the label may be left on.
Important Stuff

8 Swan Lake Ave.
Monroe, ME 04951

Town Office Hours
Monday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday at 8:00am to 5:00pm

Transfer Station
Saturday at 7:30am to 12:00pm
Monday at 4:30pm to 8:00pm

Selectman’s Meeting
Wednesday at 6:00pm

Planning Board Meeting
3rd Monday at 7:00pm

Fire Department
2nd Tuesday
(Business Meeting) at 7:30pm
4th Tuesday
(Training Meeting) at 7:30pm

Conservation Commission
1st Monday at 6:00pm
If this is a Holiday then the meeting will be the following Monday

Monroe Community Library Hours
Monday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Town Documents