Friday marked the official kickoff of the city’s new and expanded single-sort drop-off recycling program. Under the program, which is run by the city and the nonprofit Ecomaine, residents can drop off recyclables without having to sort the materials.
“I was determined to be the first one to use it. This is great,” Stratton said after dropping her items through one of several openings in the covered steel roll-off container. “I’d filled my whole new bin and also had a cardboard box full of recyclables I’d been waiting to get rid of. Between composting and recycling, I barely have to empty the trash.”