Swartz Enterprises

Trash removal, recycling, landscaping, tree care, handyman

SERVICES (see detail below)

All the services are available in the Greater Portland Area unless specified below.

  • Weekly Household Trash Removal (Cape Elizabeth)
  • Free Recycling Services (Cape Elizabeth)
  • Bulky Waste Disposal Service
  • Free Freon Removal and Disposal (LIMITED TIME)
  • Tree Care Service
  • Lawn Mowing Services (South Portland, Cape Elizabeth)
  • Landscape Cleanups Fall/Spring
  • Landscaping Design/ Installation
  • Small Home Modifications
  • Moving and Delivery Services
  • Support Local Services
  • Specialty in Delivery Services
  • Donation Service
  • Winter Snow Removal Service (South Portland, Cape Elizabeth)

WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD TRASH REMOVAL SERVICE FOR CAPE ELIZABETH Your personal weekly trash removal service by Swartz Enterprises is starting up APRIL 2010. What we will do for you is remove your household waste and deliver it to the transfer station and the Ecomaine trash to energy plant. If you have more than 3 barrels filled or large items, please call ahead so I can serve you properly.

COST The base charge for this service is ten dollars per scheduled pickup. The charges for service are low, when you compare the cost of your time when taking it yourself. Billing options including every two months, every six months or every twelve months. Pay in person by cash, or by mail with a check. Paypal is accepted also, but has an additional charge for it.


  • We remove limited amounts of other categories of waste with this service at no extra charge, such as lawn trimmings, wood waste, construction debris, but for non-recyclables and hazardous materials, perhaps appropriate charges may apply.
  • We donate to Salvation Army or Goodwill, and take to the Cape Elizabeth Swap Shop items that fit that category.
  • We collect returnable bottles for donation to worthy causes and donate to The Bottle Shed at the Cape Transfer Station if you want.
  • We collect returnable bottles from you, if they are bagged and tagged by you using CLYNK guidelines, and deliver them to the Hannaford location for credit to your account. 


  • When you don't have any other errands you might want to save the fuel it takes to take trash and recyclables to the transfer station yourself.
  • Dislike the way your small vehicle smells after trucking in the household waste? Let me take the smell away. Like going to the swap shop? No problem- as a Cape resident, you can still go even if you don't bring the trash.
  • As a thrifty person, you save by setting better priorities for your time and fuel costs. As a busy person, you know your own time is valuable. Hiring me is smart-- it frees your time to focus on more important matters. You'll have more time to share a cup of coffee with a neighbor.
  • Make a connection to your neighbor - Talk to your neighbor. Discover what makes them unique, and also discover what you have in common with them. The more you learn, the more you share, the more we all grow.
  • Save money by making that connection -I save you time by taking your trash, and when you use that time to connect to a neighbor, you are benefiting three people- you, your neighbor and me.
  • Discounts apply - SEE BELOW.
  • I will attempt to fit your busy schedule by picking up the trash at a convenient time, such as first thing Monday morning in most instances. 


I hope you share my passion for the environment. It's easily adopted by all ages. I care about my world. If you get to know me, you'll see I want the best for you, too. I don't want to treat the earth as my trash receptacle, although getting rid of trash is a necessary step. I want to nurture the earth like a tree. As you learn more of what can be recycled, and respond with actions, you will reduce your real costs in the long run. The more you recycle, the less new things cost.


This service assumes you will bag all trash and separate recyclables. So of course, when you hire me for trash removal services this includes free recycling. When you separate your recyclables for me, please keep the bags open as this assists me in sorting. If you consistently recycle it saves you money in the long run so I also discount your rate accordingly- a dollar off per pickup.


Discounts apply to our reasonable rates with weekly service.

  • We give you discounts for trash that has the recyclables separated. It's highly recommended, save a dollar for recycling!
  • When you sign up for my service, and successfully refer a Cape Elizabeth resident to subscribe to my service, you save at least a dollar a week. Options for this include relatives, friends, neighbors, same street, and composting discounts. Each week you when you successfully refer a relative you can hold that other dollar in your pocket too. For successfully referring a friend who doesn't live on your street, but wants the trash service from Swartz Enterprises, each week save a dollar. You can get a dollar discount by signing up a neighbor that is on your street. Everyone receives a dollar off just for composting each week, either by having a composter at your home or using a composting service such as "We Composte It" or "Garbage to Garden".


For Weekly Household Trash service, call 809-9735 for more information or fill out the online form here to contact us.


For the Greater Portland Area, if you want a one-time pickup, call me. I come to your house and you don't have to handle anything, just show me what needs to go. I load the items and remove them for you. Our typical charge for Bulky Waste Disposal service is $100 which includes UP TO TEN CUBIC YARDS of any type of waste. This is the lowest rate around, and you can check our competitor's rates and prove me right! You might have seen my advertisement in the South Portland/ Cape Elizabeth Sentry for the Basement, Attic, Garage, Yard, Apartment Clean-out Special.

This special applies to the following areas in Southern Maine-

  • For the towns of Baldwin, Bridgton, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Cumberland, Falmouth, and Freeport. For Gorham, Gray, Harrison, Hiram, Hollis, Limington and Lyman. For Naples, North Yarmouth, Ogunquit, Parsonsfield, Porter, Portland, Pownal and Saco. For Scarborough, South Portland, Standish, Waterboro, Windham and Yarmouth.
  • For zip codes 04009, 04107,04015, 04021, 04110, 04105, 04032, 04038, 04039, 04040, 04041, 04049, 04005, 04055, 04090, 04097, 03907, 04047, 04068, 04101, 04102, 04103, 04104, 04112, 04069, 04072, 04074, 04106, 04084, 04087, 04062, 04096.
  • Please be aware, if the items you discard are specifically charged at the disposal sites we use, we have to pass on the charges to you- see list. Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers ($25), TVs & Computer Monitors ($10), Propane Tanks ($5), All Tires ($5), Paint ($5) per Gallon.
  • Here is the POLICY for your group of towns here as listed on the website for ECOMAINE, a local trash-to-energy plant, for extra charges on selected items. For instance, universal waste and household hazardous waste such as pressure treated wood, concrete, hazardous liquids such as waste oil,oil based or acrylic paint, automotive fluids, batteries of any kind. The good news is we will handle it for you.


For Bulky Waste Disposal service, call 809-9735 for more information or fill out the online form here to contact us.


(Offered for a limited time)

For South Portland, Maine for my existing customers.(Starting April 8 in honor of Earth Day 2013) Yes it's true, free freon appliance pickup, disposal from Swartz Enterprises. Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, anything with freon, working or not. Call my cell, comment here, like us on Facebook, like this post and send an email. For more information on this service contact me directly. Special Rate applies only when you schedule and pay for one hour of other services by Swartz Enterprises, required at time of pickup. You can search this site to find the specific service you want me to perform, and choose from any appropriate seasonal service.


I do tree care selectively. I will cut trees down for you if they are smaller than 30 feet tall. However, I've worked on some challenging projects very successfully. Note the photos here which shows my work. I've trimmed off large tree branches close to houses with valuable outdoor fixtures such as antique copper lamps with NO damage and complete confidence in my abilities. You can trust that I'll treat you, and your property with respect.


We are looking for small lawns to mow in this area, and we want your business. Call us for a competitive quote on mowing, arranged on your schedule and billed monthly.


For the Greater Portland Area, if you want a one-time pickup, our typical charge for Seasonal Cleanup service is $100 which includes UP TO TEN CUBIC YARDS of landscape yard waste, brush, leaves, mulch or flower bed cleanup. This is the lowest rate around, and you can check our competitors rates and prove me right!

For landscaping cleanup services, we will rake the lawn, remove brush, leaves and blown debris, work your mulch beds and pull unwanted plants for up to two hours. Large items such as entire trees are additional disposal charge.


We are experienced in beautifying your home through landscaping.

We install retaining walls, step terraces, paver pathways, brick sidewalks, and shape your property for drainage in all sorts of conditions. We add raised beds to your property and fill it with plants, advising on care and maintenance. Also, see the photos here which shows an example of the kind of work we've done with retaining walls, pathways and step terraces. We want your business. Call us for a competitive quote on all types of landscaping.


We demolish small structures such as garages, and parts of home, such as decks, porches and play structures.

We remove your broken screens, add an improved, new system like Screen Tight, and repair any screen mesh.

We add value to your home by painting. We welcome the challenges of stairways and raised ceilings. Here the carpet was already installed, and the customer wanted multiple colors on walls, including the dormers with several wall colors on them. No problem for Swartz Enterprises.


-We are experienced movers. We have moved our customers' belongings as far away as 125 miles from our home base, South Portland.

-We use all our vehicles when needed, to transport locally any one item or entire household contents to the location of your choice.

-We transport the items using the large 10 yard capacity rack body truck (see our photo above). We own a trailer also with 5 yard capacity.

-If needed a second or third member of my team will assist with large items such as refrigerators or large furniture. We utilize dollies, moving blankets, tarps, ropes and straps to handle your load.

-Additionally, we have a hoist arm for my large truck which will lift a thousand pounds, and we have ramps to reach the dock height of the large truck from the ground or your steps.

-We have experience in moving safely any number of items that you purchase from a store that doesn't deliver, or from one property to another.


We are based in South Portland, Maine. We are a member of South Portland Buy Local which can be reached at this link We support local retail appliance, hardware, landscape, paint and lumber stores to find the best ways of purchasing your needs. Our coverage area includes Cumberland and York counties.


  • New service started October 2011- Because we support the vision of Habitat for Humanity in reducing the cost of new homes for worthy individuals, we've looked for ongoing ways to further that vision. We've volunteered at several work sites for this organization, and when we realized that they sell items to help funding, we personally donated items for resale. We recommend that you do the same. Greater Portland Habitat for Humanity ReStore has a website here- ReStore (click on the link for more information).
  • When we found that they had a pickup and delivery service for the donations we thought that was great. When they occasionally can't PICKUP or deliver because of whatever reason, we thought that was a good fit for us and offered to do it for them. We arranged through the local store to pick up up items purchased there and DELIVER PURCHASES for you. A small cost is to be expected if the service is needed beyond the Greater Portland area.
  • Also, we can arrange with you to PICK UP DONATIONS when you want to donate items to the ReStore and will obtain receipts for you if wanted


  • In disposing of your discards, occasionally we accept items of value and deliver them to the appropriate places listed here and will obtain receipts for you if wanted. So we make donations to Salvation Army, Goodwill, and Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. We Support Freecycle. We are beginning to work with Hour Exchange Portland. Ask these organizations how you can make a difference by volunteering.


  • For the areas of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, Maine only, we provide winter services such as driveway snow blowing, roof raking, walk shoveling, and soon to come, snowplowing.
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