Single Sort Guide

Will It Recycle? Ask Here!


With ecomaine’s Single-Sort Recycling you can combine all your glass, metal, paper, cardboard, and plastics #1-7 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.

EM What To Recycle Poster

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
  • Plastic film, such as SaranWrap®
  • Rope, cables, cords or wires
  • Video and audio tapes
  • e-waste, such as computers, TVs, etc.
  • CDs or DVDs
  • Appliances, such as microwaves or refrigerators
  • Clothing, shoes or bedding
  • Car, truck or boat parts, including batteries
  • Plastic knifes, forks and spoons
  • Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) and regular fluorescent bulbs. Click here for a list of Maine stores and other sites that will recycle your used light bulbs.

For a more detailed list of what can and cannot go in the bin, click here.

Will it Recycle?

A form to submit questions about what can and cannot be recycled.
  • Got a question about what can or cannot go into the Blue Bin for recycling? Use this space to drop us a note and we'll get you an answer as quickly as we can. Use the post-image button above to send us a picture of the item in question, if you like.