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About Recycling Windham ME

The recycling circle in Windham begins with collecting and processing secondary materials, which then become ingredients in recycled-content products. When consumers choose recycled products, they create a loop that ensures the overall success and value of recycling. Recycled-content products are made from materials that would otherwise have been discarded.

Standish Transfer Station
(207) 642-5559
Moody Road
Standish, ME

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Freeport Recycling/Transfer Station
(207) 865-3740
Landfill Road
Freeport, ME

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Old Orchard Beach Transfer Station
(207) 934-0138
Old Orchard Beach, ME

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J & J Sales Co.
(207) 576-1464
220 State Road
Kittery, ME

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Standish Transfer Station
(207) 642-5559
Moody Road
Standish, ME

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Maine Materials Exchange
(207) 865-6621
93 Maquoint Drive
Freeport, ME

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Saco Transfer Station
(207) 282-7230
Foss Road
Saco, ME

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Pigeon Hill Transfer Station
(207) 345-3556
at the end of Austin Road
Mechanic Falls, ME

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Harpswell Recycling Center
(207) 833-6472
Mountain Road Next to the Town Offices
Harpswell, ME

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Maine Materials Exchange
(207) 865-6621
93 Maquoint Drive
Freeport, ME

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The recycling circle begins with collecting and processing secondary materials, which then become ingredients in recycled-content products. When consumers choose recycled products, they create a loop that ensures the overall success and value of recycling. Recycled-content products are made from materials that would otherwise have been discarded. Items in this category are made totally or partially from material destined for disposal or recovered from industrial activities - like aluminum soda cans or newspaper. Recycled-content products also can be items that are rebuilt or remanufactured from used products, such as toner cartridges or computers. According to the EPA, there are more than 4,500 recycled-content products available, ranging from aluminum cans, car bumpers and newspapers to carpeting, motor oil and laundry detergent bottles. Postconsumer content refers to material from recycled products that were used by consumers or businesses and would otherwise be discarded as waste. If a product is labeled "recycled content," some of the product material might not be postconsumer content collected through a local recycling program, but may have come from excess or damaged items generated during normal manufacturing processes. Recyclable products can be collected and remanufactured into new products after they've been used. These products do not necessarily contain recycled materials and only benefit the environment if people recycle them after use. Check with your local recycling program to determine which items are recyclable in your community. Source: www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/buyrec.htm

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