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 Residential property owners may obtain a permit that allows them to deposit up to three (3) cubic yards of acceptable material (including clean asphalt shingles) for free at the Transfer Station. You may obtain a permit at Saco Public Works or online by following the link below. If you require a replacement card, we will not be able to process online requests. You can obtain a replacement card for a $5.00 fee paid directly at our office at 351 North St. Once you have used your free yardage for the year, you will be charged the current rates for disposal. We do not issue cards to renters or commercial business property owners.
**NOTICE** Effective July 1st, 2018 the City will no longer be issuing permits for Free Disposal. No permit will be required to use the transfer station, only proof of residency. Current permit holders will not have yardage renewed.
REQUEST A TRANSFER STATION PERMIT
CHECK YOUR TRANSFER STATION BALANCE
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.
Hours, What we accept and do not accept, fees - downloadable brochure
TRANSFER STATION HOURS
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (gates close at 3:45 allowing attendant clean up time)
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
Fee Schedule will be updated upon approval from City Council. Fees will be effective July 1st, 2018
|RATES PER CUBIC YARD|
|Commercial use - demolition||$30|
|Commercial use - Yard waste||$5|
- Furniture (chairs, shelving, tables, mattress/boxspring)
- Bulky household items (couches, carpeting, etc.)
- Construction debris
- Grills, lawn mowers, bikes
- Clothing, shoes, curtains, mini-blinds
- Patio Furniture
- 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).
- Tires (see below)
- $5/$7 with rim
- Truck tires
- $10/$12 with rim
- Equipment tires
- By weight and size
- Bicycle tires
- Universal Waste (electronics or waste that contains mercury, lead) Special fee applies 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, Latex paint
- Chemicals of any kind
- Gasoline tanks of any kind
- Regular household trash
- 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.
|YARDAGE CONVERSION- Estimated|
|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|
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!