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Patrick Fox, Director
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Transfer Station - bulky waste disposal

Updated as of April, 2013

The City of Saco operates a transfer station on Foss Road. This facility is used for bulky waste that cannot be collected during curbside collection. It is for Saco residents only. A complete list of acceptable materials and transfer station hours are listed below.

Saco property owners may obtain a permit that allows them to deposit up to three (3) cubic yards of acceptable material (including clean asphalt shingles) free of charge at the transfer station. The yardage is good for one year beginning July 1 and will be renewed automatically every year with the same yardage, unless you have obtained additional properties. This permit is similar to a credit card and is permanent for as long as you own your property. You may obtain a permit at Saco Public Works or online by following the link below. If your card is lost, the City can replace it for a $5.00 fee. Once you have used your free yardage for the year, you will be charged the current rates for dumping.

Property owners of multifamily buildings having six units or fewer are eligible for 1 permit for up to and not exceeding 10 cubic yards, depending on the number of units in the building. Three yards are issued for the 1st unit, 1 yard for each additional. One card will be issued for multiple owned properties not exceeding the 10 yard limit.

REQUEST A TRANSFER STATION PERMIT

CHECK YOUR TRANSFER STATION BALANCE

Owners of multifamily units will be issued a permit good for up to 10 cubic yards, depending on the number of units in the building.

Transfer Station Telephone: 282-7230

Location: Foss Road

Directions: Follow Route 112 (North Street/Buxton Road) out of the city. 1.5 miles mile beyond the Maine Turnpike overpass, you will see Foss Road on the left.

You may download a printable version of this schedule by clicking on this link.

TRANSFER STATION HOURS
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The transfer station is closed during extreme weather. Please call to check hours during holidays.

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Holiday Schedule, 2014
The transfer station will be closed, or closing early on the following holidays:

  • July 4 (Friday) Closed
  • November 11 (Tuesday) Closed
  • November 27 (Thursday) Closed
  • November 28 (Friday) Closed
  • December 24 (Wednesday) Closing at noon
  • December 25 (Thursday) Closed
  • December 31 (Wednesday) Closing at noon
The transfer station may also be closed during inclement weather. If in doubt, please call to confirm, 282-7230.

RATES PER CUBIC YARD
Saco Residents$28
Commercial use$30
Brush$6

ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS
  • Furniture
  • Bulky household items (couches, carpeting, etc.)
  • Debris
  • Construction debris
  • White goods/appliances (see below)
    Dishwasher, trash compactor, washer/dryer$10
    Freon Appliances (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers)$10
    Notes:
    These fees apply with the use of a transfer station permit.
    Releasing freon into the environment is a federal offense. Do not release freon yourself!


  • Clean asphalt shingles ($35/cubic yard without a card).
  • Porcelain
  • Tires (see below)
    Car tires$5/$7 with rim
    Truck tires$10/$12 with rim
    Equipment tiresBy weight and size
    Bicycle tires$1

  • Universal Waste (electronics or waste that contains mercury, lead) Special fee applies.
  • Clean residential brush, leaves, grass clippings (see below)
    Clean residential brush 3 inches and less in diameter may be brought to the transfer station. Brush exceeding the annual allowance of 3 cubic yards will be billed at $6 per cubic yard.

    Leaves and grass clippings will not be charged. Residents must present a valid identification with current address (no P.O. Box) prior to dropping off material.
  • Propane tanks (small and empty. Larger tanks must be taken to a propane dealer.
UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS
  • Asbestos (in any form)
  • Batteries
  • Any hazardous waste material and/or chemical
  • Lead or Oil Base Paints
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Gasoline tanks of any kind
  • Regular household trash
  • Oil Base Products (Roofing Tar, Secrete, Driveway Sealer)
  • Small propane tanks may be put in your household trash. Larger tanks must be taken to a propane dealer.
YARDAGE CONVERSION
Cars/station wagons1 cubic yard
Pick-up trucks (half load) 1 cubic yard
Pick-up trucks (full load)2 cubic yards
Pick-up trucks with sideboardsBy measurement
Compact pickup1.5 cubic yards
Compact pickup with sideboardsBy measurement

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