NEW Food Waste Recycling Program - Available to all residents July 2018
Pesticide Use Ordinance / Grow Healthy South Portland - in effect May 1, 2018
Energy & Water Benchmarking Ordinance - in effect May 1, 2018
Landfill Solar Array - online in October 2017
Reusable Bag Ordinance - in effect March 1, 2016
Polystyrene Ban Ordinance- in effect March 1, 2016
City Hall - 25 Cottage Road
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone number: 207-347-4148
Fax number: 207-767-7620
Creating a Sustainable South Portland
The mission of South Portland's Office of Sustainability is to guide the development of policies and practices that simultaneously promote economic well-being, strong community connections, and a healthy environment. The primary focus of this office is to implement the City's Climate Action Plan and related initiatives to help municipal departments, schools, and the community become more sustainable.
What We're Working Toward
2. Energy & Climate - to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions citywide 80% by 2050 through energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy initiatives, and plan for resiliency and adaptation.
3. Sustainable Transportation - to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles in South Portland, and support the use of alternative transportation options.
4. Pesticide Use - Our aim is to Grow Healthy; to reduce toxins in our community by reducing the use of pesticides and promoting a transition to organic land care practices.
5. Community Engagement - to develop collaborative partnerships that build support for community initiatives and increase awareness about sustainable programs, policies and practices.