2012-09-21 / Community

Ecomaine open house includes breakfast

What began in 2007 as a one-time open house for the public to see ecomaine’s new single-sort recycling system in Portland has grown to become an annual event with more to offer.

In addition to tours of its recycling and waste handling facilities, there will be free breakfast sandwiches, free recycling bins, free recycling of old TVs, electronics and small motors, and a free raffle for a tent and two sleeping bags made from recycled material.

The event is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at ecomaine, 64 Blueberry Road, Portland. Ecomaine is a nonprofit, municipally owned and operated recycling and waste disposal organization that serves 46 communities, including Cape Elizabeth.

For the second year, Women Out Working, a nonprofit business women’s group interested in giving back to the community, will operate a free recycling drive-thru and drop-off.

In addition, there will be educational activities for children, art made from recycled material and representatives from organizations that include Portland Trails, Goodwill and Ruth’s Reusable Resources.

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