USM announces the 2nd Annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day
It's Spring Cleaning Time!
USM announces the 2nd Annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day!
Sub-Meter Applications Available June 6, 2013
Public Services Department to take over the application process for obtaining a sub-meter beginning June 6, 2013.
are available on this site or the Public Services front desk.
Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan Tier III Update Final Report
The City of Portland has received DEP Approval for the Final CSO Control Plan for Tier III. We want to alert you to the fact that City Council will take up the Bond Authorization for implementing the CSO Tier III program at their May 6 and May 20 City Council meetings. An order will be before the City Council to authorize $170,000,000 in sewer bonds for the construction of the projects called for in the Tier III Plan. May 6 will serve as the first read but also a public hearing. May 20 will be the final read and vote on the authorization. To view the full document please click here
Bulky Item Collection Program to begin April 1, 2014
The City of Portland will continue the curbside Bulky Item Collection service for City residents beginning April 1, 2014.
Find Your Trash and Recycling Day
Have a question on when your trash or recycling is picked up?
single sort recycling (ssr)
The City of Portland has switched to Single Sort Recycling.
Click here to see
the Public Service Announcement and learn more about SSR! It’s so easy even a
bear can do it! To accommodate this new form of recycling, we’ll be using the
same trucks as we use for trash pickup. So don’t despair, though the trucks
look the same, the trash and recycling are going to very different spots.
Portland's convenient curbside program now allows you to recycle a
majority of your weekly trash including newspapers, magazines, bulk
mail, letters, food boxes, cardboard, glass, aluminum, and a majority of
your household plastics (all plastics #1 through #7). The City's recycling
is collected by City of Portland employees and is brought to
where it is sorted and sold to companies who use
recycled material in the manufacturing of their products.
WHAT CAN I RECYCLE?
- PAPER: Newspapers, magazines, books (hardcover and soft cover), phone books,
old mail, greeting cards, flyers, brochures, envelopes (with or without
windows), manila folders, postcards and paper bags. More or less, you can
recycle anything that previously came from a tree.
- PAPERBOARD: Clean food boxes with liners removed (cereal, rice, cake mixes,
etc.), paper towel tubes, writing pad backs, medicine and toiletry boxes.
- CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
- GLASS, CANS & ALUMINUM: Metal food and beverage containers, aluminum foil,
aerosol cans with the lids removed, clear and colored glass bottles and jars.
No Pyrex dishes please.
- PLASTIC: All plastics with the recycling symbol (ex.
can be placed in your bin. Styrofoam containers cannot be recycled,
- WE CANNOT ACCEPT: Motor oil, pesticide bottles or other hazardous wastes
please., heavily soiled paper and cardboard or medical wastes such as
syringes. To find out what to do with Household Hazardous Wastes,
Want to know when your trash and recycling is picked up?
Click here to find out what day your trash and recycling is picked up.
Want to see the Single Sort Recycling Public Service Announcement written
and performed by Portland High School’s Ecology Club?
Click here to watch it.
Need a new blue recycling bin?
Recycling bins can be purchased during normal business hours (8:00 am - 4:30
p.m., Monday – Friday) at the Department of Public Services, 55 Portland Street,
or at Riverside Recycling Facility, 910 Riverside Street. Each bin costs
Want to learn more about composting?
Do you like saving money? Do you like gardening?
Click here to learn more
about composting to reduce your trash disposal costs and becoming more
environmentally friendly at the same time.
Want to learn more about purchasing cheaper, more environmentally friendly
alternatives to household hazardous waste?
Do you want to save money and be more ecologically friendly at the same time?
Click here to learn more about alternatives to household hazardous waste.
Please set you bin where the recycling crew can reach it easily and have it
out no later than 6:30 AM. Do not place trash bags in your recycling bin. You
can call 756-8189 for more information about your recycling program.
Click here to learn more about statewide recycling efforts.
Please call the Recycling Hotline at 756-8189 for more information.
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