New Year, Old Stuff: Sustainable Recycling Resources


Happy 2022! With the start of a new year, many people like to clean and dispose of old items that you don’t use anymore. To help with this annual tradition, the Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee suggest the following steps and resources to more sustainably complete that need to purge:

  • Step 1:  Reuse and Repurpose: Even if you don’t have a use for something anymore, someone else might! Take items that are still in good, working condition to a local donation site, or you may even be able to sell lightly used items to local resale shops.
  • Step 2: Recycle: Can’t be reused? Use ecomaine’s Recyclopedia to see what can and can’t be recycled.
  • Step 3: Waste: The last step is the landfill. For things that don’t go in your typical yellow bag, the Transfer Station accepts certain types of household hazardous waste, paint products, and large items. Items that are not on these lists can typically be brought to Riverside Recycling.