Casella in Maine


  • Casella in Maine
Exterior - Side load waste truck parked in front of Paul Bunion
Exterior - Technician working on gas to energy valves
Interior - Workers on a recycling sorting line
  • Casella is a regional solid waste resource management company with operating locations across the State of Maine, including:
    • Collection facilities and transfer stations
    • Recycling and Organics facilities
    • Operation of the State-owned landfill
  • We manage hundreds of thousands of tons of solid waste and recyclables
  • We service businesses and households all across the State of Maine
  • We provide good green jobs to hundreds of environmental service professionals


Recycling provides an example of the collaboration involved in successful and sustainable material management. Households and businesses do their part to separate recyclable materials from their trash. We do our part to collect, sort, and process them into high-quality raw materials for manufacturers to use in new products. We also serve as public advocates for the advancement of materials manufacturing and recovery. Recycling works best when we all play our parts well.

Recycling Services:

  • Recycling Collection and Processing Services
  • Industrial/Specialty Recycling
  • Managing Non-Salable Consumer Goods
  • Mattress Recycling
  • Public Advocacy
  • Brokerage Services


Our Resource Solutions team, which includes certified TRUE Zero Waste advisors, provides value-added professional services to customers nationwide designing and delivering sustainable material management to over 10,000 locations across the US that make both environmental and economic sense.

Professional Services:

  • Multi-Site Account Management
  • Consolidated Billing and Reporting
  • Sustainability and Resource Management Consulting
  • Sourcing and Third Party Logistics
  • Specialty Recycling
  • On-site Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Product Destruction
  • Chain of Custody and Certificates of Destruction


We are constantly evaluating new technologies and services to manage society’s residual waste streams including biosolids, paper fiber, ash, and food byproducts. Our extensive line of earthlife® products are all eco-friendly, sustainable options for your soil health and growing needs.

Organics Services:

  • Agronomic Services
  • Composting
  • Depackaging
  • Food Waste Collection
  • Land Application
  • Residuals Management


Sustainable material management would not be possible without safe and dependable collection service. We operate a network of over 1,000 collection vehicles across the Northeast that extend from western New York to northern Maine. We prioritize reducing the impacts of our own operations, focusing particularly on fuel efficiency and environmental compliance.

Collection Services:

  • Business/Commercial
  • Curbside Residential
  • Dumpster Rental
  • Municipal
  • Industrial/Construction
  • Institutional


A wealth of renewable energy sources from biogas to solar and thermal energy offer a way to power homes, businesses, and even vehicles while using fewer fossil fuels.

Energy Services:

  • Landfill Gas-to-Energy
  • Renewable Natural Gas


With a deep commitment to reuse and recycling, many of our customers are working to dramatically reduce the material they need to dispose of. However, today these customers continue to call upon us to provide safe, secure, and affordable disposal options. All of our disposal facilities focus on exceeding regulatory standards and industry practices as part of our Low Emission Landfill initiative to ensure the smallest impact possible on the environment.

Landfill Services:

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris
  • Soils
  • Special Waste

Partnering to Recycle Better™

Earlier this year, Casella’s Westbrook hauling division partnered with the Biddeford Public Works Department to reduce residents’ recycling contamination. Over a three week span, the group tagged over 5,000 bins, bringing the contamination rate down from over 24 percent to 12 percent. In addition to tagging, our team analyzed census data on the City of Biddeford to better understand what factors might be posing a barrier to better recycling, and created specialized educational resources as a result.

Road to Success

What began as a temporary work opportunity, has turned into a rapidly developing career path for Casella’s Sanford, ME commercial driver Debra West. In 2022, Debra celebrated her first full year with the company and became the one-hundredth graduate of the Casella CDL Training Program, an interactive, debt-free training opportunity that provides the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a CDL licensure. With the support of her colleagues and the wide range of operations and management training available through Casella, Debra is one step closer to her managerial aspirations.