Trash collection: What can I do with my blue cart?
You may still use your blue cart for overflow recycling. Garbage will not be collected from blue carts. If you do not want your blue cart, you may drop it off at Public Works.
What if my Street sign goes missing?
Please use the Saco Help Desk to submit a ticket: http://www.sacomaine.org/helpdesk/index.php or call the public works office at 284-6641
How do I get more yardage on my transfer station permit?
All residential single home properties are allowed 3 yards for disposal at the transfer site per year (July though June) You only receive additional yardage for owning additional properties or units. Once you have exceeded your yearly limit, items will be charged for disposal until July 1st when the new year starts.
What if I lose my transfer station permit?
If you lose your card, you will need to visit the Public Works office on North Street to obtain a new one. There is a fee involved in obtaining a new card. Once you pay the fee, your lost card will be voided and deemed unusable and a new card number will be assigned to you.
Where can I bring additional recycling that doesn't fit in my cart?
Recycling can be dropped off at the Recycling building located at 351 North St, from 7 to 3 Monday thru Friday. There is no fee for disposal and residents are allowed to drop off any material that is collected curbside, free of charge.
How do I know if I qualify for a transfer station permit?
The City issues permits to all residential property owners. If you own multiple properties, you are issued one card listing all properties with a maximum of 10 cubic yards for disposal. Commercial or business owners in Saco are allowed to use the transfer station, but on a "pay as you go" basis. Meaning all items brought to the transfer station are paid for at the time of drop off. If you are a renter in Saco, you also qualify for the "pay as you go" option, or you may ask your landlord for permission to use their card, as they have ownership of the building and would receive the yardage for disposal.
Street lights: What should I do if I notice a street light is out?
Please call Central Maine Power. You may also report broken lights by using the City of Saco Help Desk: http://www.sacomaine.org/helpdesk/index.php
Trash collection: What do I do if I have overflow (too much) trash?
Trash that will not fit in your city-supplied trash cart is called overflow. The rules regarding this trash may be found on our trash collection section: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/trash.shtml
Trash collection: What are the hours of the recycling center?
You may view the recycling center hours by following this link: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/recycling.shtml
Trash collection: What are the hours of the transfer station?
You may view the transfer station hours by following this link: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/transferstation.shtml
Winter operations: Does the city provide sand or salt to residents?
The city provides a sand-salt mix to residents in increments of 5 gallon pails. We do not allow residents to use sand or salt from our stockpiles. The city does not sell products to residents.
Winter operations: What do I do if my mailbox was damaged by a plow?
Please see our section on mailboxes by following this link: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/mailbox.shtml
Winter operations: How do I find out if there is a parking ban?
You can find out more about parking bans on our Winter Operations page: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/winter.shtml
The Department of Public Works also operates an email notification service for parking bans. You can place yourself on this list by following this link: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/index.shtml
Streets: What do I need to do if I plan to do work in the city right of way?
You will need to complete a street opening permit and submit it to the Public Works Department. You may download a form for printing by following this link: http://www.sacomaine.org/archives/forms/streetpermit.pdf
Streets: How do I find out about road postings?
We keep a list of posted roads on our site. To see the list, follow this link: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/postings.shtml
Streets: What should I do if I notice a pot hole?
Potholes and other street-related issues can be reported via the Saco Help Desk: http://www.sacomaine.org/helpdesk/index.php
Trash collection: Is there a way to dispose of items containing mercury (computers, fluorescent bulbs, televisions, etc.)?
Please see our section on universal waste: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/universalwaste.shtml
Trash collection: What can I do with hazardous waste? Does the city have a collection?
Please see our section on household hazardous waste:http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/hazwaste.shtml