Tours and Educational Outreach

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.  You can also get started by filling out the form below, and one of our Environmental Educators will get in touch!  (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.

Tour Request Form

  • Enter the tour organizer's name
  • Are you with a school? A town? Maybe a scout group or retirement community? Just curious about what we do? Let us know!
  • Where are you coming from? (This will help us tailor our presentation!)
  • Let us know how many people to expect. Minimum is 1. Maximum is 40.
  • Let us know which ecomaine facility tour(s) you'd like. They take about 30-45 minutes apiece.
  • Give us an idea of when you would like a tour? Give us a date, or a range.
  • Give us an email, phone number, or even better, both! We'll be in touch to hammer out the details ASAP.