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

Portland Bag Vendors List
Location Address City State Zip Code Phone Number  
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 Pharmacy 449 Forest Ave. Portland ME 04101 207-772-1928 Ask at checkout 
CVS Pharmacy 1096 Brighton Ave. Portland ME 04102 207-772-6201 Ask at checkout 
CVS Pharmacy 1406 Congress St. Portland ME 04102 207-774-3636 Ask at checkout 
CVS Pharmacy 111 Auburn St. Portland ME 04103 207-797-3393 Checkout & pharmacy drive thru
CVS Pharmacy 510 Congress St. Portland ME 04101 207-774-4525 Ask at checkout 
Hannaford  65 Gray Rd.  Falmouth ME 04105 207-878-0050 Checkout, customer service & To-Go
Hannaford 7 Hannaford Dr. Westbrook ME 04092 207-854-4631 Checkout, customer service & To-Go 
Hannaford 50 Cottage Rd. S Portland ME 04106 207-799-7359 Checkout, customer service & To-Go
Hannaford 295 Forest Ave. Portland ME 04101 207-791-5965 Checkout, customer service & To-Go
Hannaford 787 Riverside St. Portland ME 04103 207-878-0191 Checkout, customer service & To-Go
Hannaford 415 Philbrook Ave. S Portland ME 04103 207-761-2729 Checkout, customer service & To-Go
Hannigans Market 75 Island Ave. Peaks Isl ME 04108 207-766-2351 Ask at checkout 
Hilltop Superette  135 Congress St. Portland ME 04101 207-773-8000 Ask at checkout 
Maine Hardware 274 St John St. Portland ME 04102 207-773-5604 Ask at checkout 
Market Basket 207 Larrrabee Rd. Westbrook ME 04092 207-464-2100 Checkout & customer service area 
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 & curbside 
Rosemont Market 40 Pine St. Portland ME 04102 207-699-4181 Checkout & curbside 
Rosemont Market 88 Congress St. Portland ME 04102 207-773-7888 Checkout & curbside 
Rosemont Market 580 Brighton Ave. Portland ME 04102 207-774-8129 Checkout & curbside 
Save A Lot 268 St John St. Portland ME 04102 207-772-0622 Ask at checkout 
Shaws 268 St John St. Portland ME 04102 207-699-4181 Checkout, customer service & Insta-cart 
Shaws 1364 Congress St. Portland ME 04101 207-774-7661 Checkout, customer service & Insta-cart 
Shaws  91 Auburn St Portland ME  04103 207-797-4304 Checkout, customer service & Insta-cart 
Shaws 417 Payne Rd  Scarborough ME 04074 207-883-2443 Checkout, customer service & Insta-cart 
Whole Foods Market 2 Somerset St Portland  ME 04101 207-774-7711 Checkout, curbside & Amazon