Information about Transfer Facility closures such as due to inclement weather or staff training will be posted in this box.
Normal hours of operation:
929 Highland Avenue
The Transfer Facility is open to residents of South Portland. When you arrive at the Facility (from the access road, turn left at the bottom of the hill), please enter through the gates and proceed to the right, following the pavement to the attendant's shack. All visitors must check in with an attendant before disposing of yard debris or waste items, and prior to visiting the Swap Shop or silver bullet recycling containers.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Transfer Facility is open Tuesday - Saturday, 8am-3:30pm. Because it is staffed by attendants who also assist during snow operations, the Transfer Facility may close early or not open at all during periods of inclement winter weather. If that happens, information will be posted on this page, on our Facebook page, and in our outgoing phone messages.
Though normally closed Sundays, there are months when the Facility opens to the public on Sundays - usually twice annually in spring and fall. Notice of Sunday hours is advertised in the locations mentioned above, as well as in the Portland Press Herald and the South Portland Sentry, and in City’s e-community newsletter.
No permit or annual fee is currently required to use the Transfer Facility, however there are fees for the disposal of most items, with the exception of yard waste (including Christmas trees), bulk oil and recycling. Please click the Accepted Items/Fees link at left for additional information.
Commercial use of the Facility is not permitted, with the exception of leaves, grass and yard clippings. Trash haulers, contractors, landscapers or any person/company being paid to dispose of refuse other than listed above may not use this facility. Commercial entities may dispose of leaves, grass and yard clippings that originate from South Portland locations only. Fees for commercial disposal are noted in the Transfer Facility Accepted Items/Fees link.
The Swap Shop, a new resource at the Transfer Facility for reuse and recycling of gently-used items, opened to residents of South Portland in August, 2016. The Shop is a 3-season facility staffed by volunteers, and is open from April 1 to December 1. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 8am-3:30pm. Click the Swap Shop link on the left for more information and a list of accepted items.