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posted Dec 27, 2019, 5:49 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 5:50 AM ]

As a reminder, the Scarborough Public Works Department will be picking up Christmas Trees beginning the week of January 6th, and will continue throughout the month of January.

A few things to remember:
- Please place your tree curbside on the same day as your trash pick up. REMINDER: We will be picking up the trees separate from the trash collection, so if your trash and been picked up, but the tree is still there (or vice versa) do not dismay! We will get there!

- Please place the tree far enough from the curb/road that it will not get buried by a snowplow - but not so far that it is not easily accessible by our crew.

- If your tree DOES get buried by either snow-from-the-sky or snow-from-the-plow, please dig it out! We will not be able to dig out, or free up frozen-to-the-ground-trees.

- We will pick up Christmas Trees to the best of our ability, as the weather allows. If there is a snowstorm, and our entire crew is out plowing, we may miss a tree pick up day or two. (Or three!) Please just be patient, and make sure the tree is curbside the following week on your trash day.

- You may also drop off your Christmas Tree here at the Public Works facility. When doing so, we ask that you place it next to the winter-sand-for-the-public area. (Next to the fenced in household-overflow-trash-dumpster)

Questions? Contact us at or 207.730.4400.


posted Dec 19, 2019, 5:27 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Dec 26, 2019, 6:46 AM ]

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posted Dec 10, 2019, 6:43 AM by Leona Oceania

The Community Recycling Center (8 Runway Road, Scarborough) will be transitioning to their winter hours effective Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.

Their winter hours are as follows: Tuesday - Saturday from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. They will NOT be closing on Wednesdays this year, but will rather be closing a half hour earlier each day.

Questions? Contact us at or 207.730.4400.


posted Dec 4, 2019, 10:10 AM by Leona Oceania

If your trash collection was missed this week due to the weather, please know that Pine Tree Waste will be back out tomorrow to get those that were missed.

That said, if you were missed, please have your trash & recycle carts curbside by 7:00 am tomorrow morning! (Thursday, December 5th, 2019)

Questions? Contact us at or 207.730.4400

Community Recycling Center Closed for the Day - Curbside Pickup is ON SCHEDULE - 12.3.19

posted Dec 3, 2019, 8:36 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Dec 3, 2019, 8:36 AM ]

The Community Recycling Center on Runway Road has closed for the rest of the day (12.3.19), due to the weather.

HOWEVER, please remember that curbside trash pick up IS ON SCHEDULE for today!!

Questions? Contact us at or 207.730.4400.


posted Dec 3, 2019, 5:50 AM by Leona Oceania

Good Morning! Despite the fact that it is rather unpleasant out there, trash pick up IS ON SCHEDULE for today! (Tuesday, December 3rd.)

Keep in mind, due to road conditions, etc. they will likely be running a bit behind schedule, but they should get to you eventually!

Questions? Contact us at or 207.730.440.

Recycling and Food Waste Bin Location

posted Dec 2, 2019, 10:48 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 10:49 AM ]

As of 12/2/19, recycling and food waste collection has moved to Scarborough Public Works at 20 Washington Ave. Please note that the recycling and food waste bins are located at the SECOND driveway after the Public Works Building.

Please refer to my crudely drawn map for reference. If my map makes no sense, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: and 207.730.4400.


posted Nov 15, 2019, 12:54 PM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 12:57 PM ]

On Monday and Tuesday of next week (November 18th and 19th) there will be roadside paving along Gorham Road. (Prepping and paving driveways) While this will affect traffic flow, the effected areas will be far shorter than standard road construction.

All that said, if you can take a different route, please do. If you cannot, please plan accordingly for probable (although minor) delays.

Questions? Contact us at or 207.730.4400.


posted Nov 14, 2019, 7:11 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Nov 14, 2019, 7:11 AM ]

There will be NO trash pick up on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th, 2019. 

If your trash pick up is normally on Thursday, it will be picked up on Friday, November 29th, 2019.

If you trash pick up is normally on Friday, it will be picked up on Saturday, November 30th, 2019.

Questions? Contact us at or 207.730.4400.

Gorham Road Water Line Repair

posted Nov 12, 2019, 12:23 PM by Leona Oceania

Unfortunately, a water service line has been compromised as part of the construction on Gorham Road. Crews will be working throughout the afternoon and into the evening to get it repaired. It is our hope that the repair will be completed by 7:00 pm this evening.

Please seek an alternate route if at all possible.

Questions? Contact us at or 207.730.4400.

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