Starting on January 12, 2021, the Town of Kennebunkport will resume curbside collection of recyclables every other week with our solid waste contractor Oceanside Rubbish, a division of Casella Waste Systems. The Town of Kennebunkport Solid Waste and Recycling Committee would like to thank the Board of Selectmen, The Town Budget Committee and our Town Residents for supporting the return of curbside recycling collection.
As Kennebunkport residents, businesses and visitors start to utilize our curbside recycling service our Solid Waste and Recycling Committee asks that everyone help with reducing contamination in curbside recycling. There is additional information on how best to recycle on this website, the Town website, Facebook, and with our recycling processor, EcoMaine. On January 14, 2021, the Solid Waste Committee and EcoMaine will report to the Selectmen on our recycling education efforts and plans for having a successful curbside recycling program. After that presentation is made, we will provide a link below. We will continue to keep an archive of Solid Waste and Recycling public presentations below.
Please continue to watch this page, and like our Facebook page to stay abreast of our town recycling news.
The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee would like to thank Kennebunkport residents for helping to make our first week of the return of curbside recycling a success.
To keep our recycling costs low, we need to have clean and correct recycling materials picked up by our hauling contractor. Through our education efforts, our Facebook postings, and this website, we have posted do’s and don’ts on recycling along with other recycling education material. If there is contamination in your recycling bin, you will get an "OOPS!" ticket (shown to the right) from Oceanside Rubbish, a Division of Casella Waste Systems (our trash and recycling collection company). These stickers have been designed by Casella to address all kinds of collection issues within all the different towns in which they operate.
Please note that only the “RECYCLING CONTAMINATION” section of these stickers applies to Kennebunkport collections – all other sections are applicable to towns other than Kennebunkport.
Contamination is a problem for all recycling programs. If our contamination is high, the material you think will be recycled will have to be incinerated as trash at over double the cost of residential solid waste. The resulting extra costs could cause Kennebunkport to cancel the entire recycling program once again. Having these "OOPS!" stickers is an essential tool to remind us if contamination is found in our recycling bins. There is no shame in receiving the FIRST one.