September 20, 2010

Ecomaine recycling plant open to public Saturday

By Beth Quimby bquimby@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

PORTLAND — Ecomaine’s recycling plant at 64 Blueberry Road, Portland, will be open for tours from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Ecomaine operates the state’s only automated single-sort recycling facility. The free open house will feature tours, breakfast and the chance to win a kayak made entirely of recycled materials.

Ecomaine is a nonprofit recycling and waste-to-energy facility owned and operated by 21 cities and towns and contracted with 18 other communities. It handles the trash for 24 percent of Maine’s population.

More information about the open house is available at 773-1738 or online at www.ecomaine org.

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