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The way trash should be

Recycling

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

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It’s the Return of ecomaine’s Upcycle Challenge

Want to win $500 for your school’s Green Team, STEM Club, or Project Graduation? Submit your design using upcycled materials and let us know how it works!

News

  • ecomaine announces ‘Master Recycler’ course

    ecomaine is pleased to announce the launch of an all-new educational curriculum designed to provide participants with six months of information, activities, and background to certify them as ‘Master Recyclers.’

  • Battery Safety Webinar from Call2Recycle

    Following a recent fire at ecomaine sparked by an improperly-disposed-of lithium-ion battery – in which, thankfully, no one was hurt – ecomaine hosted Sean Plasse, Regional Program Manager from Call2Recycle, for a webinar to discuss battery safety, disposal, and messaging.

  • The return of ecomaine’s Upcycle Challenge!

    Want to win $500 for your school’s Green Team, STEM Club, or Project Graduation? Submit your design using upcycled materials and let us know how it works!

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