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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

508,000 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

Call for 2022 eco-Excellence Awards!

Nominate your Maine eco-hero today

ecomaine has opened its call for nominations for the 2022 eco-Excellence Awards. The Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate champions in Maine who are focused on recycling and waste diversion, and who are leading their communities toward greater models of sustainability.  Nominees must be located in or serve one of 70 ecomaine communities and can be businesses, schools, nonprofits, municipalities or town staff, or individuals.  Nominate your eco-hero by January 30!

Sustainable Holiday Tree Disposal Options

Dispose of your tree sustainably this holiday season!

ecomaine’s online tool provides information about places in ecomaine’s nearly 70 member communities for residents to bring their holiday tree and ensure it is chipped, mulched, or composted – or, in a small number of instances, municipalities that offer curbside collection for trees, avoiding trees being trashed or burned.


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