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COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTER CLOSURE EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 15th (at a minimum)

posted Mar 31, 2020, 8:11 AM by Leona Oceania

The Community Recycling Center closure has been extended by a minimum of an additional two weeks. This will bring us to April 15th, at which time they will reevaluate the need for additional closure time. Check back here - or our website - for updates.

REMEMBER! Riverside Recycling Center remains OPEN. They are located at 910 Riverside Drive in Portland and are open and available to the public. Their hours are currently Monday - Saturday from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm. Questions? Please give them a call at 797-6200.

Please stay home and stay safe!

ALL POSTED ROADS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR THE SEASON - Effective 3.17.20

posted Mar 18, 2020, 11:57 AM by Leona Oceania


COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTER CLOSED FOR MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKS - EFFECTIVE 3.18.20

posted Mar 18, 2020, 6:45 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 6:49 AM ]

The Community Recycling Center will be closed as of today, March 18th, 2020 and will remain closed for the next two weeks. They anticipate re-opening on Wednesday, April 1st. Please check back here - or Facebook - for updates.

Stay well!

POSTED ROADS UPDATE: 2.26.20

posted Feb 26, 2020, 10:12 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Feb 26, 2020, 10:25 AM ]

The posted roads list has been updated, effective immediately.

(The only change is that ALL of Two Rod Road is now posted)
Please click the link below for the updated list. 
Questions? Contact us at pwinfo@scarboroughmaine.org or 207.730.4400.

POSTED ROADS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 2020

posted Feb 20, 2020, 7:15 AM by Leona Oceania

It's that time of year again, folks!

POSTED ROADS.

Please click on the link below for a list of roads that will be posted as of Monday, February 24, 2020. This list will be evaluated daily and will be updated as needed.

Vehicles weighing over 23,000 lbs will not be allowed access on a posted road.

For updates, please check here on Facebook, our website, or call us at 207.730.4400.

Questions? Contact us at pwinfo@scarboroughmaine.org or 207.730.4400.

COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTER WINTER HOURS:

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 pwinfo@scarboroughmaine.org or 207.730.4400.

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: pwinfo@scarboroughmaine.org and 207.730.4400.

The Importance of Trash & Recycle Cart Placement: A Reminder

posted Nov 30, 2018, 5:36 AM by Leona Oceania

It is very important that trash and recycle carts are placed correctly (especially this time of year) to ensure effective and efficient trash pick up. As a reminder: carts should be place two feet apart from one another; this enables the arms on the truck to pick up each cart as it needs to. If they are placed too close together, you run the risk of the truck not picking up your carts. Also, particularly this time of year, be sure to place your carts in your driveway, a bit back from the road. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YOUR CARTS IN THE ROADWAYS. Carts placed in the roadways during the snow season risk being hit by snowplows, etc. The arms on the trash truck are designed to reach 10-12 feet, so having your carts sit back in your driveway a bit (two feet apart from each other!) is ideal.

Please see attachment for more detail. 

Questions? Contact us at pwinfo@scarboroughmaine.org or 207.730.4400.

Brush, Leaves, Yard Waste, Oh My!

posted Apr 6, 2018, 11:49 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 11:56 AM ]

As a reminder, Scarborough does not provide roadside pick up of brush/yard waste/etc. 
You may dispose of yard waste at the Community Recycling Center, located at 8 Runway Road, Scarborough, Maine. If you have questions, they can be reached at 207-885-9093. 
As an additional reminder, the ecomaine Recylopedia website is fabulous interactive resource for this type of thing! It will help you to figure out how/where to dispose of, and/or recycle pretty much anything:  http://www.ecomaine.org/recyclopedia/ 
Thank you! 

Residential Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Days

posted Apr 2, 2018, 10:32 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Apr 2, 2018, 10:35 AM ]

The dates for the Residential Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Days have been finalized!  
Scarborough, Saco, and Old Orchard Beach Residents are welcome - Proof of residency required.  
NO FEES!  
The drop off dates are as follows:
  
Scarborough: Saturday, May 12th (8 AM - Noon) - 20 Washington Avenue
Saco: Saturday, July 14th (8 AM - Noon) - 351 North Street
Biddeford: Saturday, September 15th (8 AM - Noon) - 371 Hill Street  

For more information re: acceptable materials (as well as materials that will not be accepted), etc. click on the link below for the full flyer. 

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