Public Works

Public Works Foreman

Mark Craig



Public Works

Donald Johnson

7:30 - 3:30 Monday - Friday

About Us

Mark and Don take care of our Town's roads and grounds.  Contact Mark Craig with questions or to notify him of hazards requiring attention.

Transfer Station

Public Works

Jordy Watson



7:30 - 4:30pm
Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday

About Us

The Islesboro Transfer Station is located "Up Island" on Meadow Pond Road.  We handle all solid waste removal on the island, aside from a handful of businesses and residents who contract private services.  Every two weeks the waste and recycling is transported to a sorting facility in Charlestown, MA.

Zero-Sort Recycling & Other Materials

The "Zero Sort Recycling and Transfer Station Rules" document should help you prepare for your next trip to the transfer station.  Largely, we dispose of items using one of the following methods.

  1. Recycle
    Our station uses a zero-sort recycling container allowing us to drop all recyclable materials into one container regardless of size, shape, or consistency. However, if you're forfeiting your deposit on returnable bottles please put the bottles in a separate container as this will help contribute to the Town.
  2. Trash
    Trash goes in the clear Town of Islesboro bags.  If you are not composting food debris then include it in your trash bag.
  3. Demolition
    Other bulky waste such as large metal objects, appliances, and renovation debris go in a separate 40 yard roll-off containers located at the Transfer Station.  These recyclable materials are transported off-island to special sorting facilities.  

Remember to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All solid waste must be placed inside properly designated “Town of Islesboro” trash bags.
  • Smaller trash bags may be placed inside the official Islesboro bags however, they must be both plastic and transparent. 
  • Town trash bags (13 gallon and 30 gallon) can be purchased at the Town Office, Island Market, or transfer station. 

Frequent Questions

Does the Transfer Station accept hazardous waste materials like paint and flammables?

Yes, however we only accept these materials once a year. We do collect electronics and mercury lamps on a regular basis.  Please contact the Transfer Station to determine when the next hazardous collection will happen.