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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.
Holiday Schedule, 2015
The transfer station will be closed, or closing early on the following holidays:
- July 3 & 4 (Friday & Saturday) Closed
- November 11 (Wednesday, Veteran's Day) Closed
- November 26 & 27 (Thursday & Friday, Thanksgiving) Closed
Station will be open on Saturday, November 28
- December 24 (Thursday) Closing at noon
- December 25 (Friday) Closed
Station will be open on Saturday, December 26
- December 31 and January 1 (Thursday & Friday) 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|
- Bulky household items (couches, carpeting, etc.)
- Construction debris
- White goods/appliances (see below)
|Dishwasher, trash compactor, washer/dryer||$10|
|Freon Appliances (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers)||$10|
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).
- Tires (see below)
|Car tires||$5/$7 with rim|
|Truck tires||$10/$12 with rim|
|Equipment tires||By weight and size|
- 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) and/or permit prior to dropping off material.
- Contractors disposing of leaves/grass for residents will be charged $5/yard.
- Propane tanks (small and empty). Larger tanks must be taken to a propane dealer.
- Asbestos (in any form)
- 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.
|Cars/station wagons||1 cubic yard|
|Pick-up trucks (half load) ||1 cubic yard|
|Pick-up trucks (full load)||2 cubic yards|
|Pick-up trucks with sideboards||By measurement|
|Compact pickup||1.5 cubic yards|
|Compact pickup with sideboards||By measurement|