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Special Waste Disposal Policy

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

  • Hydraulic oil

  • Transmission fluid

Unaccepted Materials: The City has for several years have hosted a Hazardous Waste Collection for Saco residents. Residents are urged to utilize this time for disposal of special waste. We also work in conjunction with Scarborough and Biddeford to allow for multiple days to allow Saco residents free disposal.

Items that are considered unacceptable because they may not be safely incinerated include, but are not limited to, the following:

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 (ENPRO) (Contracted City Special Waste Disposal 2000)
17 Maine Street
So. Portland, ME
(207) 799-8111

Safety-Kleen (Contracted City Special Waste Disposal 2001)
Route 202
Leeds, ME 04263
(207) 933-4496

Sun Environmentalist (Responded to local hazardous spill events through DEP)
Gorham, ME
(207) 839-7957

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.