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Fryeburg partners with EcoMaine on new recycling, waste-to-energy program!
With EcoMaine's Single-Sort Recycling you can combine all your glass, metal, paper, cardboard, and plastics #1-7 into one recycling container. Learn more on EcoMaine's single-sort guide page click here.
What Can I Recycle?
- Paper, including but not limited to:
- All clean cardboard, paperboard, and pizza boxes
- Newspapers, advertising inserts, and mail
- Magazines, catalogs, phone books, hard cover books
- Clean paper plates (not soaked or caked with food or oils)
- Wrapping paper that can rip
- Milk & juice cartons (it helps to remove caps, but isn't necessary)
- Drink boxes and other aseptic containers (such as nut milk boxes)
- Shredded paper (contained in a clear plastic bag)
- Plastic rigid containers marked with a #1 - #7 (except Styrofoam, bags & films), including but not limited to:
- Water bottles and salad containers
- Milk jugs
- Detergent bottles
- Yogurt containers
- Takeout food containers (not styrofoam)
- Metal containers, including but not limited to:
- Tin cans
- Aerosol cans, such as shaving cream and hair spray (completely emptied)
- Aluminum cans, tins, and foil (not caked with food residue)
- Pots and pans
- Glass, including:
- All glass bottles & jars
All above containers should be empty, but not perfectly clean. A light rinse will do.
What I Can't Recycle!
- Propane, fuel, or gas (O²) tanks
- Plastic bags and film, such as SaranWrap®, shrink wrap, or boat wraps (Better recycling option: Plastic Film Recycling)
- Rope, cables, cords, or wires
- Yard waste or food (compost them instead!)
- Video and audio tapes
- e-waste, such as computers, laptops, TVs, etc. (Better recycling options: Goodwill's Goodtech Program, North Coast Services, or any of these DEP certified consolidators)
- CDs or DVDs (Better recycling option: CD Recycling Center of America)
- Appliances, such as microwaves or refrigerators
- Clothing, shoes, or bedding (Better recycling option: Find a Goodwill store near you)
- Car, truck, or boat parts, including batteries and brake rotors
- Plastic knives, forks, and spoons
- Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs