Household hazardous waste disposal policy
The City of Saco will accept only certain items of special waste, which may be disposed of safely by incineration. Accepted material must be in a clear, see-thru, storage container for ease of inspection. The following is a list of acceptable items, which may be brought to the recycling department for disposal:
Used motor oil
#2 Fuel oil
Items that are considered unacceptable because they may not be safely incinerated include, but are not limited to, the following:
Water contaminated by oil
Mixed oil and gas
Heavy gear oil
Pesticides of any form
Accepted Materials: The materials noted above will be logged in at the recycling building. Logged information will include; residents name, address, phone number, and quantity of material dropped off. The material will be inspected and if determined acceptable will be placed into the appropriate designated container. This container will be the bulk storage tank located under the furnace or a designated acceptable holding tank. All tanks will be labeled with 3" white letters clearly indicating contents.
Unaccepted Materials: The City has for the last couple of years hosted a Hazardous Waste Collection for Saco residents. Residents are urged to utilize this time for disposal of special waste. Visit our Annual Collection Day link for dates and times.
If you have an immediate need for professional special waste disposal, there are several certified companies listed below that can help you. The City of Saco does not make any specific company recommendations and it is up to the user to determine the best company to serve their needs.
Clean Harbor (Contracted City Special Waste Disposal 2000)
17 Maine Street
So. Portland, ME
Safety-Kleen (Contracted City Special Waste Disposal 2001)
Leeds, ME 04263
Sun Environmentalist (Responded to local hazardous spill events through DEP)
The City of Saco reserves the right to refuse any questionable material or contaminated products for the safety of its employees and residents.
Household hazardous waste is collected on specific days during the year. Follow this link for details on days and locations..
More information about household waste can be found on the web site of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by following this link.
Information on recycling of propane gas cylinders can be found at the New England Cylinder Disposal Company site.