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Household Waste

Yard Waste Disposal

The Town of Scarborough is now contracted with the Casella Transfer Station, located at 594 County Road, near Smiling Hill Farm. (It is just over the line in Westbrook) Residents may dispose of grass clippings, leaves, and small amounts of household brush at this location free of charge. (Please be prepared to show proof of residency) Residents may also dispose of bulky items, for a fee. Click here for a list of disposal feels. For more information, please contact the Casella Transfer Station at (207) 253-5751.

Curbside Collection

Place trash containers curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of pickup.  

The trash collection street list and map linked below.

Collection Schedule

Holiday Schedule

Trash collection MAY be affected by the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day
  • SOMETIMES on Independence Day (check annually for updated information)

Occasionally, trash collection will NOT be affected by these holidays. Any updates to the schedule will be posted here as well as on the Town's Facebook page.

Storm Day Collection

Trash will be collected on storm days, even if there is no school. Only extreme weather conditions will prevent trucks from going out. Any updates to the schedule will be posted here as well as on the town's Facebook page.

Trash Carts

trash bin spacing diagram

Trash carts are picked up and emptied by extended arms on automated trucks. Be sure to leave a few feet of space between and around your trash and recycling carts. Carts placed too closely together do not provide enough room for the truck arm to reach, grasp, and return the carts.

Winter Trash Cart Placement

Wait until the day of your scheduled pickup to place carts curbside. Do not put carts out on the side of the road overnight. Place carts back from snow banks. The arm on the automated truck has a reach of about 12 feet, so if the cart is set back in your driveway, your materials will still get picked up. Remove empty containers from the side of the road as soon as possible.


Recycling Overflow

As an additional resource, the town of Scarborough provides a ‘Silver Bullet’ for recycling of paper, plastic, cans, & cardboard.

Silver Bullet Location

Scarborough Public Works - 20 Washington Avenue - Scarborough, ME 04074
(Available 24/7 - Electronically monitored)

Please remember:

  • Cardboard boxes should be broken down prior to being discarded.  
  • Absolutely no large/bulky items, electronic, or hazardous waste are to be placed in or outside of the silver bullets. Silver bullets are electronically monitored 24/7.