Are you a recycling superstar?
With ecomaine’s Single-Sort Recycling you can combine all your glass, metal, paper, cardboard, and plastics #1-7 (except plastic bags) into one recycling container. It’s simple, and with more than 120 recycling containers in 60 locations throughout southern Maine, ecomaine provides convenient, energy-efficient disposal of recyclable materials.
Feel free to download the above poster or the “Yes/No” door hanger linked here to educate your colleagues, family or neighbors about how to recycle right.
Things that can’t go in the bin, include:
- Propane, fuel, or gas (O²) tanks (Most transfer stations will take these at a small cost: Maine DEP-licensed Transfer Stations Directory)
- Plastic bags and film, such as SaranWrap®, shrink wrap or boat wraps (Better recycling option: PlasticFilmRecycling.org)
- Rope, cables, cords or wires
- Yard waste or food (compost them instead!)
- Video and audio tapes
- e-waste, such as computers, laptops, TVs, etc. (Better recycling options: Goodwill’s Goodtech Program or North Coast Services)
- CDs or DVDs (Better recycling option: CD Recycling Center of America)
- Appliances, such as microwaves or refrigerators (Most transfer stations will take these at a small cost: Maine DEP-licensed Transfer Stations Directory)
- Clothing, shoes or bedding (Better recycling option: find a Goodwill store near you)
- Car, truck or boat parts, including batteries and brake rotors
- Plastic knifes, forks and spoons
- Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) and regular fluorescent bulbs.
(Better recycling option: Maine stores and other sites that recycle used light bulbs.)
A detailed list of what can and can’t go in the bin is available here.