Tom K., Shift Supervisor

The way trash should be

Notice of remote upcoming Outreach & Recycling Committee Meeting (May 26, 2022)


Which bin should I put it in?

Single-sort recycling lets you put ALL of your family’s recyclables into the one blue bin. But what can be recycled? We can tell you.

Download a comprehensive list in English, French, Spanish, or Arabic or look up your item on our comprehensive online database, Recylopedia. You can even add it to your phone as an app!

About ecomaine

540,000 tons of recyclables kept out of Maine landfills since 2006 (that’s more than a BILLION pounds!)
90% reduction in volume of trash to post-waste-to-energy ash
100,000 megawatt hours of power generated from Maine trash

ecomaine’s 2022-23 School Waste Diversion Grants NOW OPEN!

Trash truck and school bus

Apply for up to $5,000 for your school’s 3R’s grant by May 16

Has your school set out to improve its recycling program or raise awareness of sustainable waste management?  Do you want to kick off a composting curriculum or add opportunities for reduction & reuse?  ecomaine’s school grants program may be able to help!

ecomaine’s jobs

We’re Hiring! Apply Today!

Good jobs, terrific people, great benefits, all with a mission of sustainability and making Maine a better place?  ecomaine needs your help to do it all, though – check out our employment opportunities here!


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