UMaine Recycles' primary function is managing recycling and
waste management services for the majority of the campus community.
products of all types generated on campus are collected for recycling,
organic discards from dining facilities are collected for composting,
construction and demolition debris is collected and sorted for recovery,
and a host of other materials are recovered every year.
recovery services continues to grow. The on-going
support and participation by the students, faculty and staff will ensure
our success. Please contact UMaine Recycles,
Facilities Management, at 581-3076 or email
for additional information.
UMAINE CAMPUS SWITCHES TO
The University joined a growing number of communities making the
switch to single-steam recycling, a system that simplifies recycling for
the entire campus community.
is as easy as
Find a designated single
accepted materials in the receptacle - no sorting necessary!
custodians take it from there!
For questions, please contact the
Office of the Executive Director of Facilities, Real Estate & Planning
The Material Recovery Facility
UMaine maintains a
small Material Recovery Facility (MRF, pronounced 'murph')
where a variety of bulky wastes and hard to dispose of materials generated
from construction, land clearing, and renovation projects are staged,
reprocessed for reuse, or processed for disposal. Materials reprocessed for
reuse include brush and tree waste, soil, asphalt, concrete, stone and
other aggregate. Brush and tree waste is chipped and used on campus for
building woodland paths or sold to local companies that use wood chips as a
biomass fuel. Soil, asphalt, concrete, stone and other aggregates are stock
piled, crushed and screened, and reused in sidewalk and road construction projects,
landscaping, drainage materials around culverts and piping, and various
other applications suitable for these reclaimed materials. Please contact
UMaine Recycles at 581-3076 or email
for additional information or to request services.
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