Tours and Educational Outreach

Due to public health concerns, we are pausing ecomaine’s tours, presentations, and public meetings. 

We encourage you to explore links to our virtual tours , curricula, social media and newsletter for ideas for remote learning – and get in touch to see what other options we have – info@ecomaine.org!  We can even customize something for your learning at home!

Waste & Recycling 101: Join ecomaine for virtual tours & education all this summer!  Click here to register!

Virtual Tour Videos

Educational Resources & Activities

Educational Videos, Webinars, etc.

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ecomaine is happy to offer group and individual tours of any of our three facilities

    • Waste-to-Energy Plant (Please note: You must be in the 7th grade or above to tour)
    • Recycling Center (Please note: You must be 2nd grade or older to tour)
    • Landfill / Ashfill (No age limits)

There is no cost to tour our facilities or to schedule a presentation within ecomaine’s 70+ member communities.

PLEASE NOTE: our Waste-to-Energy and Recycling facilities are industrial operations with steep stairs, elevated walkways, and open‐grate flooring. For those with restricted mobility, ecomaine can provide informational presentations and video tours on‐site in our large ground floor meeting room. (These interactive presentations are available to all our guests upon
request and at no cost.)  Hard hats, safety glasses, and high-visability vests are required to take an ecomaine tour.

To inquire about a tour, see  here for detailed information, then call us at 207-773-1738 or email info@ecomaine.org to make arrangements.  (If you have special needs, reservations, or questions about a tour, please do get in touch – we’d be happy to talk with you more about it, and offer a virtual tour, if a facility tour isn’t right for your group.)

We are also pleased to make presentations at schools or businesses.  We put specific focus on what happens to trash and the importance of recycling and food waste recycling, however our presentation can be tailored to address individual education goals about waste management and a variety of related topics.  More info is in ecomaine’s Education & Outreach brochure.