UMaine Extension greenhouse plastic recycling collection ends Dec. 15

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ORONO – University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting greenhouse plastic for recycling through Dec. 15 before closing out the season.

The recycling program accepts clear, low-density, polyethylene (LDPE#4) plastic used to cover greenhouses, high tunnels, hoop houses and other agricultural structures. Collection sites can also accept white over-wintering LDPE#4 film used by the nursery industry.

The program is free of charge and open to all Maine farmers, gardeners and horticulturalists who preregister. Register on the program webpage, where instructions and an interactive map of drop-off sites also are available.

Growers without internet access can register by calling 207.342.5971. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact David McDaniel, 207.323.4315; agplasticrecycling@maine.edu.

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