Cape recycles

The Cape Elizabeth Recycling Committee
Welcomes You

photo of black composting binUnderstanding Plastic Recycling - what kinds of plastics can you recycle?

cfl lightbulbProper disposal of energy-efficient light bulbs is critical. See link for list of participating retailers.


We hope you find all the information you need to help you learn about recycling.

Who We Are

We are a seven member committee whose members are appointed by the Town Council to serve staggered three-year terms...


Currently an estimated 15% of the waste stream is compostable kitchen scraps.

In the News

See our collection of Cape Courier articles.

Household Hazardous Waste

Refers to wastes generated at home that are hazardous in nature, meaning they contain one of these characteristics ...

Web Links

Here is our grand compendium of links

The Numbers

The recycling rates for Cape Elizabeth as reported by ecomaine

Recycling A to Z

Everything you can recycle. See also ecomaine for what items are acceptable

The Bottle Shed

The Town of Cape Elizabeth maintains a shed at the Recycling Center where residents can leave for-deposit bottles, cans and jugs to benefit community organizations.

Library Resources on Recycling and Composting

For kids, teens & adults ... Resources on Recycling & Composting at the Thomas Memorial Library

Recycling Center Fee Schedule

Fees effective January 1, 2011

The Swap Shop

The Swap Shop is a place where usable goods, which still have life in them, can be made available for use by others, thus reducing solid waste and saving tax dollars on disposal costs

The Silver Bullets

The Silver Bullets are the repositories of most recyclable items here in Cape Elizabeth.

Safe Medicine Disposal

Safe Medicine Disposal for ME program has been expanded to include all Maine residents and their families regardless of age.

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Recycling Committee:
  • Peter Frye
  • David Ernst
  • Jessica D. Simpson
  • John Kane
  • Jamie Garvin
  • Kara Lavendar Law
  • William Schmitz
  • Email them all
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