Pay as You Throw (PAYT) Bags

Guidelines

  • The City’s orange PAYT bags are sold in local stores. Find a listing of the stores that sell the bags.
  • There will be two sizes of bags. 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 will cost $2 per bag and will come in packages of 5 bags each. A package will cost $10.
  • The small bags will cost $1.50 per bag and will come in packages of 10 bags each. A package will cost $15.
  • Do not use orange PAYT bags for trash that goes into the green trash container.
  • You can place the orange PAYT bags into your old trash can and place it out by the road for collection.

Reminder for Residents of Biddeford

There is unlimited free disposal of trash the week following Christmas and the week following Thanksgiving. So, no need to use orange Pay As You Throw Bags, residents may use regular trash bags for their excess trash.