Glenburn moves to single-sort recycling

Posted July 10, 2014, at 9:07 p.m.

GLENBURN, Maine — The town of Glenburn has contracted with ecomaine to provide single-sort recycling services, effective at the beginning of this month, Town Manager Michael Crooker said Tuesday.

With single-sort recycling, all recyclable materials — such as paper, newspaper, paperboard, cardboard, plastics, and aluminum and tin cans — can be placed into a single bin.

The materials, which are collected at the curbside in Glenburn, are sorted by ecomaine at its recycling facility in Portland.

An educational kick-off event with ecomaine staff is set for 2-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the Glenburn Municipal Building on Lakeview Road. The first 100 households that show up will receive a free 22-gallon recycling bin, according to a flyer issued by the town.

Owned by 21 communities, ecomaine is a nonprofit recycling and waste-to-energy operation that serves 25 percent of Maine’s population.

Under the terms of the contract with ecomaine, Glenburn will receive single-sort service for three years at no cost to process the material.

A list of what can and can’t be recycled has been posted on the town’s website, found at www.glenburn.org.

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