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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.

Tuesday, January 1   New Year’s Day - Tuesday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 1/5/19

Monday, January 21   Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 18   Presidents’ Day

Monday, April 15   Patriots’ Day

Monday, May 27   Memorial Day

Thursday, July 4    Independence Day

Monday, September 2   Labor Day

Monday, October 14    Columbus Day

Monday, November 11   Veterans Day

Thursday, November 28   Thanksgiving Day - Thursday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 11/30

Wednesday, December 25   Christmas - Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 12/28

Wednesday, January 1, 2020  New Year's Day - Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 1/4/20

Public access to all South Portland municipal facilities will be suspended until further notice, with the exception of the transfer facility, as indicated below.

Effective Tuesday, May 12, Transfer Station hours will be Tue-Sat, 8am-3:30pm. We will continue to restrict the number of vehicles permitted into the facility for social distancing, so please be prepared for possible delays, especially on Saturdays. There will be no Sunday hours in May.  

As always, this facility is for South Portland residents only - please present your vehicle's sticker if you already have one, or proof of residency upon entry (stickers will not be required until municipal services and city hall reopen to the public). Landscape contractors may dispose of yard debris from South Portland residential properties only. During this time of social distancing, the Swap Shop will remain closed. 

CURBSIDE TRASH COLLECTION - Curbside trash and recycling WILL go on as scheduled.

Call our temporary line at 232-9800 with any questions.



South Portland Public Works 

929 Highland Ave

South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: 207-767-7635

Monday-Friday, 7am-3:00pm

Department Contacts:

Doug Howard, Director

Melissa Hutchins, 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

(most* street lights, including on wooden telephone poles

and metal decorative poles)         *other than private

 *Used to be CMP and then the

Sustainability Dept.  

we have recently taken this over



Traffic signal/pedestrian crosswalk light malfunctions

*Used to be SP Planning Dept.

we have recently taken this over



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, 
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.