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The Public Works offices and the Transfer Facility will be closed on the following dates.  Curbside collection will not be interrupted, except as indicated.

Monday, January 1   New Year’s Day

Monday, January 15   Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 19   Presidents’ Day

Monday, April 16   Patriots’ Day

Monday, May 28   Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4    Independence Day - Wednesday Rubbish/recycling TBA

Monday, September 3   Labor Day

Monday, October 8    Columbus Day

Friday, November 12   Veterans Day

Thursday, November 22   Thanksgiving Day - Thursday Rubbish/recycling TBA

Tueday, December 25   Christmas - Tuesday Rubbish/recycling TBA

Tuesday, January 1, 2019  New Year's Day - Tuesday Rubbish/recycling TBA


***SAND AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS - Sand/salt mix is now available to residents at our new location, 929 Highland Ave.  The pile is located at the end of the access road, just to the right of the Transfer Facility entrance. Please bring your own bucket and shovel. Quantity is limited to 2 bucketfuls per visit. (For the time being, the O'Neil St sand pile is also available to residents)

For more information about winter operations, please refer to our brochure HERE




929 Highland Ave, PO Box 9422

South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: 207-767-7635


Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm

Department Contacts:

Doug Howard, Director

Kevin Ishihara, Superintendent

Denise Michaud, Administrative Assistant

South Portland Public Works is dedicated to providing a comprehensive variety of services for the welfare and safety of the South Portland community.  We handle tasks such as street and sidewalk maintenance, street sweeping, snow plowing, debris removal from storm basins, and oversight of rubbish and recycling collections.   We operate the city’s transfer facility.  The garage division repairs and maintains our fleet of vehicles and heavy equipment.  Our sign shop is responsible for installation and maintenance of all street signs, traffic signs, linestriping and graffiti removal.

We are here for you.  If you have questions, comments, or requests, please contact us.

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Parking Ban

By ordinance, the City of South Portland maintains a winter parking ban. The ban prohibits parking on all city streets from December 1 to April 1, between 12 midnight and 6am. In the event of inclement weather, parking ban hours may be extended at the City’s discretion. 

The City does not currently provide a designated public parking area for off-street parking.

If your vehicle was parked in violation of the ban and has been towed, please contact the Police Department at 799-5511, ext 8575, for information regarding recovery of the vehicle.

We can’t do it all…  

Following is a list of some issues which might seem to be handled by Public Works, but are actually responded to by other departments or agencies.  You can reach these departments by calling the numbers listed, or by submitting a citizen request form

Broken water main,
missing water main covers,
issues with hydrants

Water District


Street light out (wooden telephone
poles, telephone pole broken,
power lines down

Maine Power


Street light out (metal
decorative poles in parks
and various neighborhoods 

 SP Planning Dept.


Traffic signal/pedestrian crosswalk light malfunctions

SP Planning Dept.


Stormwater drainage issues,
missing sewer covers,
sewers backing up into
your home

SP Sewer
Maintenance Dept


Requests to change or add enforceable
road signs or regulations such
as “No Parking” signage or
speed limit changes or speed bumps

SP Police


City trees pruning or removal,
mowing of city lands, trash
removal in parks and rec
facilities including the

SP Parks


City Ordinance violations,
street line surveys

SP Planning Dept.