The City of Portland does not provide trash & recycling collection for Commercial Properties. Business owners must retain a private contractor for their trash & recycling disposal (City Code, Chapter 12).
Alltech - Find & donate gently used assistive equipment.
Best Buy – Electronic Recycling -
Furniture Friends -
Goodwill of New England -
Habitat for Humanity – Restore - Located at 659 Warren Avenue, Portland 04103 - Tel: (207) 772-2151 Materials are accepted at staff discretion
Portland Gear Hub - Outdoor sporting equipment - www.portlandgearhub.org
Ruth’s Reusable Resources - http://www.ruths.org
Staples - Electronic Recycling - http://staples.com/recycling
Threads of Hope - http://www.ccmaine.org/thrift-store
Several local private companies in the greater Portland area offer collection and disposal of bulky items. Many have clean up services as well.
Contractor’s prices vary depending on the level of service desired and the types of materials to be collected. Residents should contact private service providers for more information.
Many local companies advertise in local publications or can be found in the telephone book.
If your business offers a free recycling program and wish to be considered for this this platform, please email Dawn Davidson with details of your request.
Only residential property owners, currently receiving the City of Portland's curbside trash and recycling services are eligible to apply for the Riverside eCard program.
eCards are located at 55 Portland Street, Department of Public Services building. Please do not go to Riverside Recycling Facility to inquire about an eCard.
When you arrive to pick up your eCard, you will need two documents:
Important: The eCard allows up to 10 eligible Bulky Items to be brought to River Recycling Facility at no charge to the resident.
Some items that will NOT be considered a "Bulky Item" under the eCard or Tag-it curbside collection programs are:
Most of these items and more can be brought to Riverside Recycling Facility for a fee. Riverside's fee schedule can be found at http://riversiderecycles.com/pricing
"TAG-IT" Bulky Collection Program
This program runs from APRIL - NOVEMBER
For those who wish to participate, the Department of Public Service’s bulky item collection program provides a convenient way to dispose of many items. Everyone who lives in a home, apartment building, or condominium that receives weekly service from Portland’s trash and recycling crews is eligible to participate. Items that weigh 30 lbs. or less and do not fit in a city trash bag, will be collected free of charge (limit 10 items per dwelling unit per year) while items that weigh more than 30 lbs. will be collected subject to a $40 fee. Click here to request your tag.
Items Acceptable for the Tag-It Curbside Program
PLEASE READ ~ ITEMS that CAN and CANNOT be collected
Items that fit in a City trash bag are NOT eligible for the program.
Please note that the city’s bulky item collection program cannot pick up electronic items such as televisions, computer monitors or other computer components and peripherals. For more information about recycling these items, see e-waste recycling web page.