Recycling Collection

To obtain a recycling bin, visit the Public Works Department at 101 Woods Road. One recycling bin is free to new residents. Additional bins can be purchased at the prevailing rate.

Curbside Collection Information: click here

Click Links for Recycling Rates, other Statistical Information, and Regional Recycling Data.

Falmouth offers 'single-stream' curbside recycling. With Ecomaine's single-sort processing facility, numerous types of recyclable materials go into the same box…no separation of materials is necessary. Below is a guide of acceptable materials. Ecomaine also provides this easy, printable card that outlines what can, and can't, be recycled: Click here to view and print. 

Have questions about ecomaine's new standards and how to keep contamination out of the recycling stream? Click here to view ecomaine's Frequently Asked Questions page.

Ever been curious about ecomaine and "how all this works"? ecomaine is happy to offer group and individual tours of any of their three facilities. Visit their website here for more information about tours and outreach programs.

Paper Products

  • Cardboard/all boxes
  • Newspaper
  • Shoe boxes/cereal boxes
  • Magazines/catalogs
  • Junk mail/window envelopes
  • Phone books
  • File folders
  • Gift boxes/wrap
  • Shopping bags
  • All books
  • Aseptic milk & juice cartons


Plastic, Metal, and Glass

  • All plastics labeled #1-7
  • Foil
  • Cans
  • Pots & pans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Empty bottles (any color glass)
  • Jars

NO PLASTIC BAGS, light bulbs, hypodermic needles or sharp objects, vinyl siding, construction materials, bubble wrap, food, toys, food bags, potato chip bags, diapers, Styrofoam packaging and peanuts, or trash.