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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 2   New Year’s Day

Monday, January 16   Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 20   Presidents’ Day

Monday, April 17   Patriots’ Day

Monday, May 29   Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 4    Independence Day - Tuesday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 07/8/17

Monday, September 4   Labor Day

Monday, October 9    Columbus Day

Friday, November 10   Veterans Day

Thursday, November 23   Thanksgiving Day - Thursday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 11/25/17

Monday, December 25   Christmas - Tuesday, 12/26 Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 12/30

Monday, January 1, 2018  New Year's Day - Tuesday, 1/2/18 Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 1/6/18

***SAND AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS - Through the end of December, residents can help themselves to two 5-gallon buckets of sand per visit from the outdoor sand pile, to the left of the silver bullet recycle bins, at our O'Neil St. complex. Please bring your own bucket and shovel, and keep in mind that this is a sand/salt mix and not recommended for use on concrete

More info to follow once we set up a residential sand pile at our new facility on Highland Ave***



Christmas week:  Tuesday, 12/26/17 Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 12/30/17

New Year's week:  Tuesday, 1/2/18 Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 1/6/18




929 Highland Ave, PO Box 9422

South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: 207-767-7635

Fax: 207-767-7636


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
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 &
Development Dept.