Environmental Management

ecomaine serves the solid waste needs of  more than 70 municipalities across Maine utilizing a waste-to-energy (WTE) power plant, single-sort recycling center and a 274-acre landfill/ashfill.  It monitors adjacent waters and air emission releases to assure that none of its facility operations adversely impact the surrounding environment.

ecomaine is ISO 14001: 2015 certified with TUV Rheinland of North America. This certification applies to environmental management at all three ecomaine facilities (the WTE and recycling center since 2002 and the landfill/ashfill since 2007). To maintain this certification, ecomaine undergoes ongoing, semi-annual audits by an accredited registrar.

ecomaine is the largest publicly owned and operated integrated waste management service in the U.S. to hold these certifications at its three facilities.