2024-02-29 19:11News

News Center Maine Verifies Recycling Works

Jeff Weld debunks myths about recycling not working in Maine.Jeff Weld debunks myths about recyclables going to waste in Maine.

News Center Maine recently responded to viewers inquiring about the effectiveness and realities of where their recyclables ended up. Casella was pleased to welcome them into our Lewiston, Maine Material Recovery Facility, where we collect, process, and sell more than 30,000 tons of recyclables each year.
The piece aired as part of the news channel's Verified segment which is dedicated to helping the public distinguish between true and false information through fact-checked stories and videos that sort truth from fiction.
Does the paper, plastic, glass, and metal I put in my recycling bin actually get sold to be recycled?
This is true.

Yes, Maine groups sell this material to be recycled.

Watch the segment below to learn more.

About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, is one of the largest recyclers and most experienced fully integrated resource management companies in the Eastern United States. Founded in 1975 as a single truck collection service, Casella has grown its operations to provide solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to more than one million residential, commercial, municipal, institutional, and industrial customers and provides professional resource management services to over 10,000 customer locations in more than 40 states.


Jeff Weld
Vice President of Communications
Jeff Weld