Environmental Management

ecomaine serves the solid waste needs of more than 40 municipalities in Southern Maine utilizing a waste-to-energy (WTE) power plant, single-sort recycling center and a 250 acre landfill/ashfill.  It monitors adjacent waters and air emission releases to assure that none of its facility operations adversely impact the surrounding environment.

All three ecomaine facilities are ISO 14001 certified for excellence in environmental management (the WTE and recycling center since 2002 and the landfill/ashfill since 2007). ISO, the International Standards Organization, headquartered in Switzerland, requires on-going semi-annual audits by an accredited registrar.

ecomaine is the largest publically owned and operated integrated waste management service in the U.S. to hold these certifications at its three facilities.