- The City’s orange Pay As You Throw (PAYT) bags are sold in the local stores listed below, as well as at the Biddeford Recycling Center.
- Two sizes of bags are available. The large ones are a 30 gallon size and will hold approximately 35 pounds. The small ones are a 15 gallon size and will hold approximately 25 pounds.
- The large bags cost $2.25 per bag and are available for purchase in packages of 5 bags each. A package will cost $11.25.
- The small bags cost $1.75 per bag and are available for purchase in packages of 10 bags each. A package will cost $17.50.
- Do not use orange PAYT bags for trash that goes into the green trash container.
- Do not place your PAYT Bag on top of your green trash can.
- You can place the orange PAYT bags into your old trash can and place it out by the road for collection.
Upgrade Your Trash Can
Residents have an option to upgrade to a 64-gallon trash cart for a $122 yearly fee. This is a convenient option for households that frequently purchase Pay As You Throw bags. For more information on this optional program, please contact the Public Works Department at 207-282-1579. Please note that this option is only available for households that are already eligible for weekly trash and recycling collection.
Holiday Trash Collection Exceptions
There is unlimited free disposal of trash the week following Christmas and the week following Thanksgiving. During these periods, residents may use regular trash bags for their excess trash and do not have to use PAYT bags.
Where to Purchase PAYT Bags
Most businesses keep Pay As You Throw bags behind the counter. Please ask a customer service representative for assistance.