Dig Safe Notification
Please note that during snow events it is not uncommon for the City to close the Transfer Station. The Attendant works under the Public Works Department and is used for snow plow operations. If you would like to know when this may happen, you can sign up for our parking ban/cancellation email notification and be sent an email any time this may happen. email distribution list
Winter Trash and Recycling Service: It is very rare for curbside service to be cancelled all together due to weather. This determination is done by Pine Tree waste, the hauler for the City of Saco. We do realize placing carts out during snow events can be troublesome, however do the best you can to have your carts out on time for collection. When possible, placing the carts in the shoulder areas, and or parking spaces along with driveway openings may sometimes be necessary in order to get your carts collected properly. Should there ever be a cancellation, the City will send out a notice through our email distribution list, however please note when days are cancelled, they are not rescheduled, just simply cancelled for that week.
There was NO CANCELLATION of service on Monday, 02/13/2017. Pine Tree waste did have trucks out and serviced those who had carts out and the streets that were accessible. There is no intent to reservice Monday's route. They will collect an additiona 2 bags on Monday, February 20th for anyone who may have overflow trash. This consideration is for Monday collection day only.
RESIDENTIAL SAND: The City of Saco does offer pick up of sand/salt mix for residents at our Public Works facility. We ask you to limit pick up of TWO (2) - 5 gallon buckets per storm event. You must provide your own containers. The pile is located just inside our gate (to the right) at our North St location, 351 North St. This pile is for "residential" pick up only, contractors are not allowed. Pick up is available Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm (excluding holidays) We do not provide salt pick up, only the sand/salt mix.
PARKING BAN AND SERVICE CANCELLATIONS
If you'd like to be notified of parking bans and service cancellations, please join our email distribution list.
You can also call (207) 282-SNOW (7669)
HAVE A STREET LIGHT OUT? You can actually report these outages directly to Central Maine Power through their online work order system. Street light repairs are repaired directly through CMP. Please visit their site.
CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION: The city's curbside collection has been completed. Tree's can still be brought to the transfer station by a saco resident at no charge until March 1st, 2017
TRANSFER STATION RELOCATION:
Grand Opening! Your next visit to the transfer station will look a little different. In an effort to address safety concerns to not only those using the Transfer Facility, but those using the athletic fields, the City "moved" the transfer station. Still located at 24 Foss Rd, however drive a little bit farther from where it was, and turn right. You will "check in" at the building upon entering through the gate and be directed where to dispose of your items. We hope you enjoy the new and improved disposal site!
LEAF COLLECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED CITY WIDE AS OF 11/17/2016. THE CITY BEGAN COLLECTION ON MONDAY, 11/14/2016 AND WENT STREET BY STREET. IF YOU DID NOT HAVE LEAVES OUT WHEN CREWS WENT BY, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR LEAVES TO THE TRANSFER STATION
Fall is Almost here! Some helpful hints get through leaf season!:
The City provides curbside collection of bagged (paper) leaves, once per year. Typically, the week is set up around Veteran’s Day. The week can fluctuate based on weather any given year. When the week has been set, the city will post on our facebook page, advertise in the local paper and will leave a notice on our website calendar.
What you should know about the collection:
Bags Collected must be Paper. The City limits bags to be collected at the curb to 20 per house. If you have an excess of 20 bags, please bring those to the Transfer Station during regular operation hours. Leaves and grass is taken at the Transfer station, free of charge to residents year round. Bags must be dropped off in paper bags, or kept loose. If you arrive with plastic bags, you will be required to open and empty all bags. Also, the city does charge contractors or property maintenance companies for disposal. Any leaves or grass brought to the transfer station by a hired source will be charged $5.00 per yard.
The City does not collect in private developments or private roads. Any bags wishing to be picked up will have to be brought out to the nearest public street in order to receive collection.
The city does not provide bags for collection. Paper Bags can be obtained at almost any local store. Shaws, Hannaford, Reny’s, Home Depot, Walmart, Lowes, along with many others, all will have bags available for purchase.Celebrate Spring by Composting!
Spring is here and what better way to celebrate the season than by making a commitment to compost. Curbside composting makes it easy.
Don't recycle alkaline batteries
Just a reminder that household alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V) are not recyclable and should be disposed of in your normal household trash. For more information on why, see our page on alkaline battery disposal.
Road postings lifted
All 2016 seasonal road postings have been lifted as of March 18. For more information about road postings, see our postings page.
Compost bins for sale
The Public Works Department is selling compost bins for $49 These 80-gallon bins made of recycled plastic will help you turn yard and food waste into a rich garden soil.
Simpson Road culvert proposals
The City of Saco has received four proposals for the rehabilitation/replacement of the culvert on the Simpson Road. You may view the proposals, as well as a third-party review of all four by CLD Engineers and related documents Stackpole Creek RFP Index
Commercial disposal of leaf and yard waste
Notice to contractors: As of May 1, there will be a $5/yard disposal fee for all leaf and yard waste.
Somesville Bridge Replacement
The Somesville Bridge spanning the Saco River between Pine Street in Biddeford and Market Street in Saco will be replaced beginning April 20. Construction is expected to last about a year.
Concrete, asphalt and oil disposal changes
There are new procedures for citizens wishing to dispose of concrete, rock, asphalt or waste oil at the Public Works Department.
Recycling drop off container removed from train station area
Due to abuse, the "silver bullet" recycling container has been moved to the Public Works Department, 351 North Street. Access will be limited to normal working hours.
Think Blue is the campaign to halt water pollution caused by stormwater which sweeps pollution on the ground into rivers, streams, lakes and the ocean. For more on this issue, go to the Think Blue site.
REPORTING PROBLEMSPlease use the
CITY OF SACO HELPDESK
to report all problems.
Also please note that some issues are handled by other agencies:
- Street Lights Issues or Downed power lines
- Tree trimming around power lines
- Water Issues including shut off covers
Maine Water: 282-1543
- Trash and Recycling Curbside pick up
BBI Waste: 934-3880