Single Stream Recycling

Recycling Helpful Hint! - Please put trash and recyclable containers on different sides of driveway. Along with a visible "RECYCLING" sticker on one of the containers, this simple step will help guide the two companies contracted for trash and recyclable collection as to residents' intentions.

Making Recycling Easier

Single Stream Recycling has come to Lewiston. More materials can be recycled with no need to presort before putting your bins out. Your collection day and routine of placing garbage and recyclables curbside will remain the same.


You may continue to use your blue tote if you prefer, though some regular recyclers have told us that these totes are sometimes too small. A standard container (36 gallons) with a lid is recommended. We will provide a sticker label that you can place on the outside of your preferred recycling container. Even if you change to a new container, the blue tote can still be used when you need extra space. View our Accepted Materials for Recycling List and our Items Not Accepted as Recyclable List to learn about what items we can and cannot accept.

For Further Information

Pamphlets, recycle stickers for your recycle container, and other information on the Single Stream Recycling Program are available through many community groups and nonprofit organizations as well as at the following locations:

  • Lewiston City Hall Building
    27 Pine St.
    Lewiston, ME 04240
  • Lewiston Public Library
    200 Lisbon St.
    Lewiston, ME 04240
  • Lewiston Public Works
    103 Adams Ave.
    Lewiston, ME 04240
  • Lewiston Solid Waste Facility
    424 River Rd.
    Lewiston, ME 04240

Every ton we recycle saves the city $42.50 (or $34,000 per year) at the city’s current recycling rate, providing tax relief for us all. If you have any questions or comments regarding Single Stream Recycling, please contact Rob Stalford at 207-513-3147 or 207-576-9274. Thank you for your time and attention to this important recycling effort.

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