Winter Operations

Winter Sand

Winter sand is available to Westbrook residents at the Public Services facility at 371 Saco Street. The sand is located in the signed area in the Public Services parking lot and is available 24/7.  Residents are limited to 2 - 5 gallon buckets of sand per visit and must supply their own shovel.

Please note this sand is not for use by commercial applicators.

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees will be collected curbside from December 26 through January 12. All decorations and stands must be removed prior to collection. No bagged trees or wreaths will be accepted.

This service is not connected to curbside trash and recycling collection and will likely not occur on the same day.

Mailbox Damage

If your mailbox is damaged by a City plow, please make any immediate repairs needed to maintain mail delivery. Public Services staff may be able to assist you with repairs as time permits or in the spring.

Mailbox replacement is a courtesy service provided by Public Services and the department may elect not to replace any mailbox post it deems was in disrepair prior to the accident. The standard replacement mailbox is a 4 x 4 wooden post and/or steel mailbox.

There just be a minimum of 44 inches from the pavement to the lowest hanging point of the mailbox in order to allow the plow wing to pass safely under your mailbox. 

Important: Maine State Law views mailboxes as an encroachment in the public way. Municipalities are not legally liable for any damage or repairs to mailboxes due to plowing operations.

Trash & Recycling Collection

Storm Policy

During storms collection will generally occur on the normal day although not necessarily at the "usual" time. If conditions require cancellation, the decision will be made by early evening the day prior to the storm. Cancellations will be posted on the home page of the City of Westbrook website, local television stations and the Public Services Facebook page.

Winter Toter Placement

Place toters in your driveway slightly back from the street or on the sidewalk. Toters must be at least 3 ft from any fixed object, such as a pole or car, and 1 ft apart. Overhead clearance from trees/wires must be at least 10 ft.

Do not place toters in the street, behind or on top of snowbanks as they may be unserviceable. This may require you to shovel out an appropriate space for toter placement. Containers not placed properly at the curb will not be collected.