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Emergency Services

  • Emergency calls dial “911”. 

  • Non-emergency calls contact the Somerset Communications Center (474-6386)

  • Ambulance: Anson, Madison and Starks (AMS) Ambulance Service

  • Police: Somerset County Sheriff’s Department (911) and Maine State Police (911)

  • Fire: Starks Fire Department (station 696-1082)  Mutual Aid through town fire departments in Anson, Madison, Industry and New Sharon  

  • Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief:  Bill Pressey (399-0199)


Trash and Recycling

Trash pick-up: Individuals contract with service through local companies. Several are listed below:

  • Gregory's Disposal (465-4500)

  • Somerset Disposal Service (696-5670)

  • Archie’s/J&J (364-2425)


Large Item Pick-up: (free to residents) is done bi-annually. Pick-up includes bulky goods (tires (for a fee), appliances, scrap metal, furniture, etc. as well as household electronic wastes (computers, fluorescent lights, etc.)

Recycling pick-up: (free to residents) - second and fourth Thursday of each month. 

  • Contact: Joe Hayden (431-5471)

  • If you normally don’t set out recycling and want to ensure pick-up call Joe Hayden to let him know your address.

  • See “Recyclable Materials Sorting and Preparation” for the specifications regarding what items are accepted. Recycling Specifications (PDF)

  • Recycling bins are not a requirement of the program

  • FYI: Glass is no longer accepted as a recyclable item

  • Recycling Specifications (PDF)


Fire Permits

Fire Permits may be obtained (weather permitting) from Starks Fire Department personnel:

  • Chip Irvine (592-5311)

  • Bill Pressey (399-0199)

  • Steve Rackliff (696-0805)

  • Danielle Pressey (399-1399)


School District

School District: Mt. Blue Regional School District RSU #9, Farmington (

Starks’ School Board Director: Carol Coles (631-8460)

Superintendent of Schools: Christian Elkington



       Maryanne Gawlinski, Chair of Board of Directors: (778-2327)


Starks Food Pantry


Food pantry is open the first and third Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until noon. If you are unable to come during those hours, call to make an appointment.

  • Starks Contact: Cynthia Kimball (696-4337)

  • Madison Food Cupboard:  Contact Barbara Santiago (696-9294)


Animal Control Services

  • Franklin County Animal Shelter: (778-2638)

  • Animal Control Officer: Danielle Pressey (399-1399)

Starks Water District Trustees (3 year terms ending) (Village area only)

  • Anna Matilda Simone, Treasurer, Clerk, Contact Person   (Nov. 2017): (779-7305)          

  • Other Trustees: Robin Melancon-Quimby, Chair (Nov. 2017); Erin Norton (Nov. 2016); Jared Norton (Nov. 2017) and Ashley Hayden (Nov. 2015).

  • Jared Norton (Operator)

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