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ecomaine’s FY2020 Annual Meeting (Video, June 18, 2020)

Scarborough Public Works Director elected chair of ecomaine Board (June 18, 2020)


Westbrook signs contract for recycling, waste with ecomaine (June 16, 2020)

June e-newsletter (June 11, 2020)

ecomaine announces winner of Upcycle2020 Challenge, winner of $2,020 grand prize (June 1, 2020)


Federal Environmental Protection Agency Urges Americans to Recycle More & Recycle Properly (May 13, 2020)

May e-newsletter (May 9, 2020)


ecomaine celebrates critical role of hauling & collection community during COVID-19 pandemic (April 27, 2020)

ecomaine CEO Kevin Roche joins the MEMIC Safety Experts Podcast on distancing protocols during COVID-19 pandemic (April 27, 2020)

Celebrating Earth Day from afar, ecomaine’s education continues (April 1, 2020)


Kevin Roche & Dr. Nirav Shah on Maine Calling (Maine Public Radio, March 20, 2020)

March e-newsletter (March 14, 2020)

ecomaine recognizes 20 ‘sustainable Mainers’ with 2020 eco-Excellence Awards (March 12, 2020)

ecomaine announces purchase of all-electric waste hauling trucks (March 5, 2020)


February e-newsletter (February 8, 2020)

Recycling is a Work of Art Painting Contest NOW OPEN (February 4, 2020)


January e-newsletter (January 10, 2020)



December e-newsletter (December 9, 2019)


Use This, Not That! (Holiday Edition) (November 19, 2019)

Nominate your eco-hero for an ecomaine eco-Excellence Award NOW through January 31, 2020! (November 15)

ecomaine grants $25,000 to Maine schools for landfill diversion programs (November 14, 2019)

November e-newsletter (November 7, 2019)


ecomaine CEO unveils first-in-the-nation fire suppression system (October 23, 2019)

October e-newsletter (October 11, 2019)

ecomaine to speak at Great Falls Forum on ‘The Ecology and Economy of Recycling’ (October 10, 2019)

ecomaine welcomes more than 1,500 guests to annual Open House (October 9, 2019)


September e-Newsletter (September 6, 2019)

The Interns Teaching Mainers To Be Better Recyclers (Maine Public Radio, September 5, 2019)


ecomaine Education on WMPG’s Shaken & Stirred (August 23, 2019)

ecomaine urges patience, long-term vision for municipal recycling:

Oyster shell recycling aimed at reducing Casco Bay acidification (Portland Press Herald, August 5, 2019)

August e-Newsletter


Interns hired to grade Maine residents’ recycling (WGME, July 9, 2019)

July e-Newsletter


June e-newsletter (June 8, 2019)

ecomaine Past President Troy Moon and Business Development Manager Lissa Bittermann speak on panel about climate change at Community Action Event (From Paris to Pittsburgh: New England) (June 6, 2019)


ecomaine receives President’s Award from Greater Portland Council of Governments for excellence in regionalizing waste management (May 30, 2019)

Municipalities, ecomaine pilot program to increase awareness about the importance of proper recycling (May 29, 2019)

ecomaine on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling: The Problem with Plastics (May 28, 2019)

May e-newsletter (May 11, 2019)

CEO Kevin Roche joins the Town of Scarborough Council for a Recycling Workshop (May 2, 2019)

Join ecomaine and the City of Rockland to kick off single-sort recycling! (May 1, 2019)


April e-Newsletter (April 1, 2019)


ecomaine recognizes efforts in sustainability with 2019 eco-Excellence Awards (March 26, 2019)

ecomaine’s Kevin Roche testifies to the Join Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Technology on LD 334, An Act To Change the Definition of “Renewable Capacity Resource”
(Click below to stream audio)

2019 Recycling is a Work of Art contest winners announced (March 13, 2019)

What is the Waste Hierarchy, and what does it mean for Mainers? (Blog Post, March 13, 2019)


ecomaine’s Kevin Roche addresses “SWANApalooza” (February 27, 2019)

2019’s eco-Excellence Award winners announced! (February 18, 2019)


Paint an ecomaine recycling container and win $500! (January 22, 2019)

Blog Post: Get Involved! (January 17, 2019)

Webinar: ecomaine’s Recyclopedia (January 15, 2019)

ecomaine’s CEO joins WMPG’s ecotones (January 10, 2019)

ecomaine gives New Year’s tips to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling (January 4, 2019)