Sanford, ME Bags | What to Throw | What to Recycle | Program Background | FAQs
WHERE DO I BUY THE BAGS?
Sanford’s PAYT trash bags are available in a variety of stores and in the following sizes and quantities. Each package is $14.50 and no sales tax will be charged.
Bags are packaged as follows:
Small (8-gallon) bags are available in packages of 10.
Medium (15-gallon) bags are available in packages of 8.
Large (33-gallon) bags are available in packages of 5.
Retailers listed below partner with the City of Sanford to sell PAYT bags “at cost” which does not exceed the collection or disposal fees of the City’s MSW programs. Neither the City or retailer are allowed to make a profit.
Please be aware that Retailers not on the list below may be adding hidden fees on the PAYT bags at their sole discretion. The City takes no responsibility for resale of PAYT bags.
Contact the Department of Public Works with any questions M-Th 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at (207) 324-9135 x 1
Apache Campground (seasonal)
165 Bernier Rd
88 High St
Eldredge Lumber & Hardware
1787 Main St
800 Main St
Main Street Convenience and Gas
624 Main St
1364 Main St
1930 Main St
A map of the above store locations may also be found here: Participating stores map
The PAYT program began in 2013, and the City has only increased cost once, by $1/roll in 2021, as a result of increased disposal costs.
Please report any bag quality issues to WasteZero at 1-800-866-3954.
Sanford trash bags are manufactured and distributed by WasteZero. WasteZero partners with communities to reduce waste and increase recycling.
For more information, please contact Sanford DPW
Sanford Public Works is open Monday through Thursday from 6:30am to 4:30pm.
Department of Public Works
156 School Street
Sanford, ME 04073