What about “recyclable items” that are not accepted by EcoMaine?
Following are options for recycling various items, including “recyclable items” that are not able to be placed in my curbside recycling bin (please, see contamination discussion above):
1. Home office, electronic recycling can be done at Staples in Biddeford at no charge. Online information of the Staples recycling program can be found at: https://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/sustainability-center/recycling-services
2. Vehicle batteries can be recycled at the local NAPA stores (Kennebunk and Biddeford) at no charge. Online information of the NAPA recycling program can be found at: http://knowhow.napaonline.com/bring-dead-car-battery-back-life-recycle
3. Hannaford and Shaw’s have a program to recycle single use plastic bags and encourage reusable bags. Online information on single use plastic bag recycling and reusable bags can be found at: https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-bags-and-wraps/find-drop-off-location
4. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) can be recycled for free at local hardware and home supply stores or at Home Depot. Online information on CFL recycling can be found at: https://www.lamprecycle.org/broken-bulbs/where-to-recycle
5. Used clothing can be donated at Goodwill and Salvation Army.
6. Returnable containers can be returned through CLYNK or a local redemption center. Online information for CLYNK can be found at: https://www.hannaford.com/content.jsp?service=ClynkRedemption