Recycling and Waste Disposal

Which bin should it go in?

Our new searchable web app contains more than 850 common household items with descriptions on how to best dispose of them!

A detailed list of what can and can’t go in the bin can be downloaded here.
Also available in:         Spanish          French            Arabic

With ecomaine’s Single-Sort Recycling you can combine all your glass, metal, paper, cardboard, and rigid plastics #1-7 (no plastic bags or films) into one recycling container. It’s simple, and with more than 120 recycling containers in 60 locations throughout southern Maine, ecomaine provides convenient, energy-efficient disposal of recyclable materials. Have a look at our Single-Sort Recycling brochure here.


Are you a town staffer who wants to get the word out on how to recycle right? Are you a great recycler who wants to know 100% which bin to put it in? A teacher who wants to show students all about sustainable waste managementCheck out our resources page! Posters, cards, flyers, door hangers – and more! Customizable, and even some in other languages!

Looking for pricing?  CLICK HERE!

Not everything is recyclable.
What do I do with all those things that aren’t?
We’re glad you asked!  Here are some suggestions…

And there’s good news – your non-hazardous waste goes to our Waste-to-Energy Facility, where it generates enough electricity for our buildings, our electric car, and about 15,000 homes in Maine!  For more info, see our Waste-to-Energy Brochure or the list below.

ecomaine’s list of acceptable and unacceptable TRASH: