Andy W., Waste-to-Energy Crane Operator

The way trash should be


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

37,699 tons of recyclables kept out of Maine landfills
90% reduction in volume of trash to post-waste-to-energy ash
100,000 megawatt hours of power generated from Maine trash

Nominate your hero in sustainability for an eco-Excellence Award!

2021 eco-Excellence Award Nominations NOW OPEN!

ecomaine is proud to recognize the champions of sustainability in our communities through the ecomaine eco-Excellence Awards every March.

Nominations are accepted HERE!


  • ecomaine’s Busy Week

    We at ecomaine pride ourselves on our education, outreach, and increasing awareness of sustainable waste management strategies.  This week has been full of highlights of such activities, and I’m pleased to share a few of them with you here.

  • 2021 eco-Excellence Award nominations

    Portland-based recycling and waste manager to celebrate leaders in sustainability from across Maine

  • ecomaine awards $18,500 to Maine schools for landfill diversion programs

    Following America Recycles Day on November 15, ecomaine announced more than $18,500 in grant funding to 10 recipients of its 2020-21 School Recycling Grants, which are designed to raise recycling awareness in schools and communities, and to help schools implement more efficient recycling programs or add composting to their waste collection.

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