Single Stream Recyling @ UMaine
Zero-Sort is a recycling revolution, all recyclables now go into a single bin!
In the past, we were encouraged to think carefully about the few materials that COULD be recycled. However, Zero-Sort now accepts so many materials that it is easier to think in terms of what CANNOT be recycled.
For the things that you can’t zero-sort, here’s some ideas:
- Use less or stop using those things! If we haven’t found a way to recycle those materials, they likely get landfilled or incinerated (neither option is great) and there’s probably a better, reusable option.
- Plastic bags can be recycled at most major retail stores.
- Join the UMaine Green Team and help start campaigns to end the use of unsustainable products.
- Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste can be recycled/disposed of properly at the following location: 358 Emerson Mill Road, Hampden, ME 04444 (in certain cases a small fee may apply).
Find more of UMaine’s Sustainability initiatives here!