Paint your own ecomaine recycling container – win $500!

ecomaine will award up to six area artists or groups with paint supplies and $500 stipend to paint drop-off recycling stations

Contact: Venhuizen, Environmental Educator
(207) 523-3141 or

For Immediate Release

PORTLAND, MAINE – (March 2, 2018) ecomaine, the nonprofit recycling and waste disposal operation, is looking for local artists of all ages to turn our recycling drop-off stations into vibrant works of colorful art as contestants in the sixth Annual ecomaine Recycling is a Work of Art Contest.

Winning contestants will receive a $500 stipend as part of the prize for the chosen winners, in addition to the usual $500 worth of art supplies. Read the full contest rules here.

How the contest works:

  1. Tricia Jamiol and Lindsay McCracken painted this lobster-themed beauty in the 2017 Recycling is a Work of Art Competition.

    You (or your team) envision a design for one of our 22-foot gray steel roll-off recycling bins (see example, left)

  2. You create a mock-up of the design using these two design templates:
  3. You email, fax or snail mail/drop off your application by no later than March 30, 2018 to the attention of Katrina Venhuizen:  Fax (773-8296); Address: 64 Blueberry Road, Portland, 04102
  4. ecomaine’s recycling committee will select this winners on April 5 and all painting projects should be completed within one month of receiving the container at the designated painting location.

The Recycling is a Work of Art contest is open to anyone who is a resident of one of ecomaine’s 73 member communities and entries must be received by March 30, 2018. Here is a link to photos of past winners.

ecomaine is the nonprofit, recycling and waste-to-energy company that serves a third of the state’s population and is located in Portland, Maine.