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REMINDER: PAYNE ROAD TEMPORARY CLOSURE - TUESDAY, APRIL 16th, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:27 AM by Leona Oceania

As a reminder, Payne Road will be closed for part of the day today, Tuesday, April 16th. Contractors will be installing the water main connection in Payne Road for the Tucker Brook Subdivision. Due to the location of the water main and the narrow nature of the roadway, Payne Road will be closed to all traffic for a period of time.

Tucker Brook is located between Plymouth Drive and Regal Pines Drive on the west side of Payne Road. During the closure, southbound traffic will be routed across Two Rod Road to Scottow Hill Road and back on to Payne Road. Northbound traffic will be routed onto Scottow Hill Road and to Haigas Parkway. Traffic personnel will be located at both the Payne Road and Two Rod Road intersection along with the Payne Road and Scottow Hill Road intersection to assist drivers if necessary.

The proposed schedule for the day is as follows:

7 am – 9 am - Single lane traffic through the construction area

9 am – 3 pm - Closed to traffic

3 pm – 5 pm - Single lane traffic through the construction area

5 pm - Road open to two lane traffic

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


UPDATED: Payne Road Temporary Closure - Tuesday, April 16th

posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:55 PM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Apr 12, 2019, 11:27 AM ]

Due to the potential for severe weather on Monday April 15th, the road closure has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.  Contractors will be installing the water main connection in Payne Road for the Tucker Brook Subdivision.  Due to the location of the water main and the narrow nature of the roadway, Payne Road will be closed to all traffic for a period of time.

 

Tucker Brook is located between Plymouth Drive and Regal Pines Drive on the west side of Payne Road. During the closure, southbound traffic will be routed across Two Rod Road to Scottow Hill Road and back on to Payne Road.  Northbound traffic will be routed onto Scottow Hill Road and to Haigas Parkway.  Traffic personnel will be located at both the Payne Road and Two Rod Road intersection along with the Payne Road and Scottow Hill Road intersection to assist drivers if necessary.

 

The proposed schedule for the day is as follows:

 

                                7 am – 9 am         Single lane traffic through the construction area

 

                                9 am – 3 pm         Closed to traffic

 

                                3 pm – 5 pm         Single lane traffic through the construction area

 

                                5 pm                     Road open to two lane traffic


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

STREET SWEEPING

posted Apr 8, 2019, 1:22 PM by Leona Oceania

We hope to begin sweeping the streets of Scarborough later this week - weather permitting. We have no set schedule, aside from our plan to start at opposite ends of town with our two street sweepers, and work our way through and around town as weather permits. 

Historically, residents have been known to put their yard debris into the street, for us to take care of with the sweeper. However, per a new ordinance, it is now unlawful to put any yard waste or wood waste into any paved street or the Town's right of way. (Yard waste includes: earthen fill, soil, sand, grass, leaves, and other vegetative matter) Violators may be subject to fines. 

Remember, all Scarborough residents may bring grass clippings and leaves to the Community Recycling Center free of charge! Also, if you hire a contractor to clean your property, please make sure that they are hauling away any debris, rather than placing/blowing it into the roadways. 

Questions? Please contact us at 207.730.4400 or pwinfo@scarboroughmaine.org

POSTED ROADS LIFTED AS OF MONDAY 4.8.19

posted Apr 6, 2019, 12:30 PM by Leona Oceania

As of Monday, April 8th, 2019, all posted road restrictions will be lifted! 

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

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day(s) 2019

posted Apr 2, 2019, 12:01 PM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 12:56 PM ]

The annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop Off Days for 2019 are as follows:
 
- Scarborough: Saturday, May 11th (8 AM - Noon) at 20 Washington Drive, Scarborough
- Saco: Saturday, July 13th (8 AM - Noon) at 351 North Street, Saco
- Biddeford: Saturday, September 14th (8 AM - Noon) at 371 Hill Street, Biddeford

Scarborough residents are welcome to participate in all three HHW Days at no cost. Proof of residency is required. 

Please see flyer below for more details. 

Remember! Riverside Recycling (910 Riverside Street, Portland - 797-6200) offers a HHW Drop Off Day on the first Saturday of every month from 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Minimal fees apply. (Please note: the April HHW Day at Riverside will begin at 7:30 AM) 

You can also dispose of paint at any time, through the PaintCare program. Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/2ODul6m

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

Community Recycling Center Returns to Regular Hours - Week of April 7th

posted Apr 2, 2019, 6:10 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 6:20 AM ]

Beginning the week of April 7th, Community Recycling Center will return to their regular hours: Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 

Community Recycling Center is located at 8 Runway Road, Scarborough. CRC is a great place to discard items that you cannot normally do so with your "regular" trash pick up. For a list of what they accept, as well as a price list, please click here: Bulky Waste Tri-Fold - 2019 . If you need to reach them, please call: 207.885.9093.

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

Posted Roads Update: 4.1.19 - 4.8.19

posted Apr 1, 2019, 6:37 AM by Leona Oceania

Due to the warm temperatures forecasted for the coming week, posted road restrictions will remain in effect from Monday, April 1st through Monday, April 8, 2019. While restrictions are in effect, vehicles weighing more than 23,000 lbs will not be allowed access on a posted road. 

Of course, this is always subject to change, so please check back for updates as needed. 

Please see below for a list of posted roads. 

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

Changes Coming to the Town Recycling Program

posted Mar 29, 2019, 8:10 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Mar 29, 2019, 8:11 AM ]

We’ve been talking about recycling a lot these days, and for good reason – changes in recycling throughout the world are effecting us here in Maine. The biggest impact is to our town budget.

In January, ecomaine started charging municipalities when their recycling loads contained too much contamination, or too many non-recyclable items. That month alone Scarborough had 52 loads of recycling rejected and transferred to ecomaine’s waste to energy plant where it was burned to produce electricity. These 52 rejected loads resulted in the Town paying over $10,000 to dispose of our contaminated recycling.

Starting July 1, 2019, ecomaine will also start charging towns $35 per ton to drop off recyclable materials. (Currently there is no fee to dispose of clean recycling at ecomaine.) If loads are rejected because of too much contamination, that cost jumps to $73 per ton. With these changes at ecomaine, Public Works is projecting that their waste management budget will increase by more than $100,000 next year.

In an effort to reduce costs, the Town is planning some changes to our recycling program.

      1.  The Town will provide one silver bullet recycling drop off location.

To reduce costs and try to keep contamination at our silver bullets in check, we will no longer provide recycling drop off at Dunstan Corner starting May 1st. The silver bullets at the Veterans’ Home will remain the only recycling drop off location in Scarborough.

       2.  Curbside recycling carts will be inspected for contamination.

      To reduce curbside recycling contamination, we will pilot an outreach program on one of our trash routes this summer. Seasonal staff will be hired and trained to identify non-recyclable items. They will then follow one trash route for eight weeks, lifting lids on recycling carts to inspect them for non-recyclables. Carts will be tagged to indicate if they are clean, somewhat contaminated, or highly contaminated. Highly contaminated carts will not be picked up by our hauler. More information about this program will be provided soon.

With rising costs, many people are asking if recycling is still worth it. The answer is a resounding YES! If we are diligent and recycle only what is allowed, we will save money ($35 per ton to dispose of recycling versus $73 per ton to dispose of trash). Plus, recycling is still important for a clean, healthy environment.

 For more information about what can and cannot be recycled, check out ecomaine’s Recyclopedia at www.ecomaine.org/recyclopedia or download their Recyclopedia app. More information about the Town’s recycling and waste management program is available on the Town’s website: www.scarboroughmaine.org and click on the Scarborough Recycles icon in the left-hand menu.

- Jami Fitch, Sustainability Coordinator


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

UPDATED - Posted Roads Update: 3.25.19 thru 4.1.19

posted Mar 25, 2019, 9:14 AM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Mar 25, 2019, 10:23 AM ]

Update: Please see below for update on posted road restrictions: 
   - Monday, March 25th: All posted road restrictions are in effect.
   - Tuesday, March 26th: Posted road restrictions will be lifted until 10:00 AM. After 10 AM all restrictions will be in effect. 
   - Wednesday, March 27th: Posted road restrictions will be lifted until 10:00 AM. After 10 AM all restrictions will be in effect.
   - We anticipate that all posted road restrictions will be in effect for the remainder of the week: Thursday, March 28th through                Monday, April 1st. 

Of course, this is always subject to change, so please check back for updates as needed. Vehicles weighing more than 23,000 lbs will not be allowed access on a posted road. 

Please see below for a list of posted roads. 

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

Posted Roads Update: 3.23.19 - 3.24.19 - 3.25.19

posted Mar 22, 2019, 12:31 PM by Leona Oceania   [ updated Mar 22, 2019, 12:41 PM ]

For the remainder of Friday, March 22nd, 2019, and all day Saturday (3.23.19), Sunday (3.24.19) and Monday (3.25.19) all posted road restrictions will be in effect. Vehicles weighing more than 23,000 lbs will not be allowed access on a posted road. 

Please see below for a list of posted roads. 

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

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