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Transfer Station - bulky waste disposal

Transfer Station Telephone: 282-7230

Location: 24 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.

**NOTICE** Effective for the upcoming budget beginning July 1st, 2018, City council voted to no longer offer free yardage to residents.  The City will allow current permit holders to continue using available yardage until August 4th, 2018. After this date, all permits will be void and only proof of residency will be required at the Transfer Station. 

New Fees will be effective July 14th, 2018.
Approved by City Council July 9th, 2018 - Fee Schedule

TRANSFER STATION HOURS
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (gates close at 3:45 allowing attendant clean up time)

All City of Saco residents can use the Transfer Station, no permit or sticker required, only proof of residency.


CLOSED DURING SNOW EVENTS - The Transfer station attendant is a plow driver for the City. It is not uncommon for the transfer station to close during storm events, or sometimes even the day after if the event was overnight. Thank you for understanding.


Holiday Schedule, 2018
The transfer station will be closed, or closing early on the following holidays:

  • July 4 (Independence Day) Closed
  • November 22 & 23 (Thursday & Friday, Thanksgiving) Closed
    Station will be open on Saturday, November 25
  • December 25 - Closed 
ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS - with fees
  • Furniture (chairs, shelving, tables, mattress/boxspring)
  • Bulky household items (couches, carpeting, etc.)
  • Debris
  • Construction debris
  • Clothing, shoes, curtains, mini-blinds
  • Patio Furniture
  • White goods/appliances 
  • Washer/dryer/stove/microwave/water heater   
  • Freon Appliance (air conditioner, fridge, freezer) 
  • Clean asphalt shingles ($45 per yard for Residents $60 per yard for contractors).
  • Porcelain
  • Clean residential brush 3 inches and less in diameter may be brought to the transfer station. Brush is $3.00 per cubic yard for residents, $5.00 per yard for Contractors/businessess
  • Tires (see below)
                      Car tires
    • $5/$7 with rim
    • Truck tires
    • $10/$12 with rim
    • Sm. Equip. Tire
    • $2.50
    • Bicycle tires
    • $1



ACCEPTABLE ITEMS - FREE

  • Overflow/Bulk Recycling materials. (cardboard, tin, glass, plastics #1-#7)
  • Metals (lawn mowers, bikes, grills (with no gas tank)
  • Residential leaves, grass clippings - Free for Saco Residents. Leaves in Paper bags can be disposed of full. Plastic bags will need to be opened before disposal. Plastic is not allowed in leaf pile. Contractors will be charged $5.00 per yard for yard waste (must be from Saco properties)

COMPLETE FEE SCHEDULED APPROVED BY COUNCIL - 2018 Transfer Station fees

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

  • Asbestos (in any form)
  • Batteries
  • Any hazardous waste material and/or chemical
  • Lead or Oil Base Paints, Latex paint
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Gasoline tanks of any kind
  • Oil Base Products
  • Roofing Tar, Secrete, Driveway Sealer - this includes containers unless washed and dried out
  • Large propane tanks must be taken to a propane dealer.

Have a decent mattress to donate? The average mattress has a lifespan of seven to eight years. Unless an old mattress is in complete disrepair, then you may be able to donate it to an organization that accepts used household goods. Some national charities that may receive old or used mattresses and mattress parts, see this website to find out some additional options www.tuck.com

Have a usable item to swap? Find out how!