Trash

purple bags required signThe City of Portland has a “Pay-As-You-Throw” trash collection system. The cost of disposing of trash is covered by the cost of the bags, so you pay only for what you throw away. City trash bags are available at these retail locations in the Greater Portland Area .  Trash will only be collected in the City of Portland purple trash bags.  We strongly suggest obtaining a generic trash container for your trash bags to avoid vermin tearing the bags which would require prompt cleanup to avoid a littering citation. The crews will collect the purple city bags from the generic trash can provided by the resident. 


Purple Trash Bag

As of Monday, July 1, 2019, the cost of the City of Portland purple trash bags will be the following rates : $1.50 per 15 gallon bag or $3.00 per 30 gallon bag.

Residents and retailers should call WasteZero at 
1-800-866-3954 for manufacturing concerns such as defective bags and/or retail ordering.

The City Council approved the increase in the trash bag fee as part of its approval of the Fiscal Year 20 (FY20) municipal budget starting July 1, 2019.  

City Trash Bag Vendors

Printable list of City trash bag vendors updated 9/13/21

Location Address City State Zip Phone Number Notes
Cumberland Farms 1136 Forest Ave Portland ME 04103 207-797-9927 ask at checkout
Cumberland Farms 49 Pine St Portland ME 04102 207-874-9528 ask at checkout
Cumberland Farms 801 Washington Ave Portland ME 04103 207-780-8032 ask at checkout
Cumberland Farms 512 Woodfords St Portland ME 04103 207-773-7792 ask at checkout
CVS 449 Forest Ave.  Portland ME 04101 207-772-1928 ask at checkout
CVS 1406 Forest Ave Portland ME 04102 207-774-3636 ask at checkout
CVS 111 Auburn St Portland ME 04103 207-797-3393 checkout & drive thru
CVS 510 Congress St Portland ME 04102 207-774-4525 ask at checkout
Hannaford 65 Gray Rd Falmouth ME 04105 207-878-0050 customer service/ checkout/ To-Go
Hannaford 7 Hannaford Dr Westbrook ME 04092 207-854-4631 customer service/ checkout/ To-Go
Hannaford 50 Cottage Rd South Portland ME 04106 207-799-7359 customer service/ checkout/ To-Go
Hannaford 295 Forest Ave Portland ME 04101 207-791-5965 customer service/ checkout/ To-Go
Hannaford 797 Riverside St Portland ME 04103 207-878-0191 customer service/ checkout/ To-Go
Hannaford 415 Philbrook Ave South Portland ME 04106 207-761-2729 customer service/ checkout/ To-Go
Hannigans Market 75 Island Ave Peaks Island ME 04108 207-766-2351 ask at checkout
Hilltop Munjoy Hill 135 Congress St Portland ME 04101 207-773-8000 ask at checkout
Maine Hardware 274 Saint Joh Portland ME 04102 207-773-5604 ask at checkout
Market Basket 207 Larrabee Rd Westbrook ME 04092 207-464-2100 customer service/ checkout
Moran's Market 1576 Forest Ave Portland ME 04103 207-797-6674 ask at checkout
Portland food co-op 290 Congress St Portland ME 04101 207-805-1599 ask at checkout
Rosemont Market 40 Pine St Portland ME 04102 207-699-4181 ask at checkout
Rosemont Market 88 Congress St Portland ME 04101 207-773-7888 ask at checkout
Rosemont Market 580 Brighton Ave Portland ME 04102 207-774-8129 ask at checkout
Save-A-Lot 268 St John Portland ME 04102 207-772-0622 ask at checkout
Shaw's 91 Auburn St Portland ME 04103 207-797-4304 ask at checkout/instacart
Shaw's 1364 Congress St Portland  ME 04102 207-774-7661 ask at checkout/instacart
Shaw's 31 Main St Westbrook ME 04092 207-857-9229 ask at checkout/instacart
Shaw's 251 US RT 1 Falmouth ME 04105 207-781-6581 ask at checkout/instacart
Shaw's 417 Payne Rd Scarborough ME 04074 207-883-2443 ask at checkout/instacart
Whole Foods 2 Somerset St Portland ME 04101 207-774-7711 ask at checkout/curbside/ Amazon