Dig Safe Notification
2017 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP OFF! - Dates have been set, to get more information, click here
Next Drop off day is scheduled for September 9th, 2017! Biddeford Public Works Department.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR! - Please remember the city DOES NOT provide a curbside pick up of yard waste in the spring. This includes sand, leaves, and branches. The City does not collect sand off properties, leaves and branches need to be disposed of at the Transfer station. We have been receiving a lot of reports from Pine Tree waste of residents utilizing curbside carts for yard debris. This will result in your cart not getting collected. Your curbside carts can only be used for "garbage" kitchen, household waste.
Street sweeping has just begun in the city. We will begin with main roads first, working our way into side streets and neighborhoods throughout the next couple of months. This is a very slow process. There are 160 miles of street surface in the City. Please be patient. We realize all streets have sand from the winter months. We are doing our best to get to everyone as quick as we can, however can only do one street at a time. Feel free to utilize our online request form should you feel your street has been missed. online request form
COMPOST BINS: The Public Works Department is selling compost bins for $49. These 80-gallon bins made of recycled plastic will help you turn yard and food waste into a rich garden soil.
Bins can be purchased directly at the Transfer Station, while supplies last. The transfer station can accept cash or check. The hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Purchasers must be a Saco resident.
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PARKING BAN AND SERVICE CANCELLATIONS
If you'd like to be notified of parking bans and service cancellations, please join our email distribution list.
You can also call (207) 282-SNOW (7669)
HAVE A STREET LIGHT OUT? You can actually report these outages directly to Central Maine Power through their online work order system. Street light repairs are repaired directly through CMP. Please visit their site.
TRANSFER STATION RELOCATION:
Grand Opening! Your next visit to the transfer station will look a little different. In an effort to address safety concerns to not only those using the Transfer Facility, but those using the athletic fields, the City "moved" the transfer station. Still located at 24 Foss Rd, however drive a little bit farther from where it was, and turn right. You will "check in" at the building upon entering through the gate and be directed where to dispose of your items. We hope you enjoy the new and improved disposal site!
Don't recycle alkaline batteries
Just a reminder that household alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V) are not recyclable and should be disposed of in your normal household trash. For more information on why, see our page on alkaline battery disposal.
Commercial disposal of leaf and yard waste
Notice to contractors: As of May 1, there will be a $5/yard disposal fee for all leaf and yard waste.
Concrete, asphalt and oil disposal changes
There are new procedures for citizens wishing to dispose of concrete, rock, asphalt or waste oil at the Public Works Department.
Recycling drop off container removed from train station area
Due to abuse, the "silver bullet" recycling container has been moved to the Public Works Department, 351 North Street. Access will be limited to normal working hours.
Think Blue is the campaign to halt water pollution caused by stormwater which sweeps pollution on the ground into rivers, streams, lakes and the ocean. For more on this issue, go to the Think Blue site.
REPORTING PROBLEMSPlease use the
CITY OF SACO HELPDESK
to report all problems.
Also please note that some issues are handled by other agencies:
- Street Lights Issues or Downed power lines
- Tree trimming around power lines
- Water Issues including shut off covers
Maine Water: 282-1543
- Trash and Recycling Curbside pick up
BBI Waste: 934-3880