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Cape Recycles

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.

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Latest Recycling Rates

From ecomaine

"NexTrex" & Plastic Film Recycling

You are probably aware that thin plastic film - such as bread bags or plastic mailers - is not recyclable in our bins at the town recycling center.  But did you know that many of these films are capable of being turned into new plastic items such as composite deck and fence materials?

Cape Elizabeth is joining a plastic film recycling challenge sponsored by the maker of Trex® composite decking.  The challenge will provide Cape Elizabeth with convenient bins for collecting recyclable plastic film like bread bags, bubble wrap, plastic mailers, and produce bags -- the first of which will be located in the library's entryway.  FMI: CLICK HERE.

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 the youth of Cape Elizabeth.

Library Resources on Recycling and Composting

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

Recycling Center Fee Schedule

Some heavy items and electronics require a fee for disposal

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

Safe Medicine Disposal

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