In this week’s episode, we are going to talk about garbage collection in Portland Maine. Portland Maine has a pay as you go trash collection system. You buy Portland purple bags for $1.75 (as of 11/4/2022) a bag. Then the city comes and picks up your trash! Then the recycling goes in blue bins that the city comes to collect. Luckily the city of Portland has a fantastic app that allows you to view routes, see what can or can’t be recycled and how to break it down, and much more! If you need to throw away large items you can do so at the Riverside Recycling Facility. Waste that can not be recycled is utilized at the EcoMaine Zero Waste Power Plant where items are safely burned and turned into electricity that has the ability to power 15000 homes! Outside of what the city does there are great programs like Garbage to Garden that is a composting program that takes your compost and then provides it to local farms and farmers! If you have any questions let us know below and remember, if you Make Maine Your Home, you don’t have to do it alone!
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