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Bangor, ME 04402-1838  207-942-6772

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Become a member of MRRA and directly support our work to
increase recycling rates in Maine.


Join our efforts to foster environmentally sound and economically
sustainable recycling and solid waste management practices.


You are joining a network of municipal and industry professionals who care about recycling and sustainability as much as you do.


Your annual membership plays an active role in
supporting MRRA’s work!

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Cooperative Marketing Programs

  • Newspaper & Magazines
  • Old Corrugated Cardboard
  • Office Paper
  • Boxboard/Mixed Paper
  • #2 HDPE plastic bottles
  • Other Plastics (#1 PET, etc.)
  • Light Iron / Scrap Metal
  • Tin cans (baled or loose)
  • Tires
  • Glass
  • Freon Removal

Cooperative Purchasing Programs

  • Baling Wire & Steel Strapping
  • Compost Bins
  • Recycling Bins
  • Curbside Toters
  • Promotional Items

membership BENEFITS

A viable program since 1992, the “Marketing Cooperative serves over 250 Maine towns, cities, townships and businesses through 80+ regional and stand-alone recycling processing centers.

Developed through a partnership between the former Maine Waste Management Agency and the Maine Resource Recovery Association, the Cooperative provides a forum for recycling personnel to network with peers, industry officials, and end- user markets. The Cooperative also provides education on market trends,

product specifications, workplace safety, and annual forklift certification through the Maine Bureau of Labor.

Meetings provide a forum to identify common needs, solutions and goals.

The Cooperative is committed to using and developing Maine markets for recyclable materials as long as the markets are stable, prices are competitive, and payments are made in a timely manner.

Membership includes or provides:

  • www.mrra.net website
  • Membership in the Maine Resource Recovery Association
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Workshops & Annual Conference
  • Must actively move at least one material exclusively through the Cooperative
  • Marketing services provided for $4.00/ton (deducted from revenue checks)
  • Assistance in forming recycling alliances between public and private entities
  • Maintains database to assist towns with annual state tonnage reports and local reporting
  • Annual membership fees $50-$500 (please call 207-942-6772)  or click here to Join today!

In my eighteen years as manager of the transfer station MRRA has done an excellent job of marketing our materials.  They have saved me countless hours by staying on top of the recycling markets and getting the best prices in both high and low demand markets.  They are a reliable source of information in numerous areas of the recycling and solid waste industry and if they don’t have the information they can usually point you to someone who does.  The annual Solid Waste Conference is always educational and is great for making contacts with both regulatory agencies and vendors.  I look forward to working with MRRA as they continue to adapt and grow with an ever changing industry.

Allan Lord, Manager, Central Penobscot Solid Waste Facility, Corinth, ME


Who We Are

Maine Resource Recovery Association (MRRA) is Maine’s only non-profit 501(c)3 statewide recycling and solid waste organization dedicated to increasing recycling rates by fostering professional solid waste management practices.


Our members are individuals, municipalities,  small and large businesses and industry leaders from around the state with the unifying goals of promoting market development and helping Maine communities and businesses implement environmentally sound and economically sustainable recycling and solid waste management systems.

Our Board of Directors is made up of industry professionals dedicated to promoting communication and information exchange between Association members and markets, equipment suppliers, State and Federal Government, and other State and
National Associations.


• Developing MRRA.NET to serve as a central clearinghouse of information and other recycling resources for Mainers

• Advocating for policies that support Maine’s Solid Waste Hierarchy

• Providing recycling resources for municipalities and businesses

• Educating Mainers of all ages about why it is important to recycle and how recycling benefits our environment AND our economy

• Engaging civic leaders across the state about the economic and environmental benefits of recycling

• Sharing ideas & information with individuals in all sectors of the recycling industry though newsletters, statewide regular events, workshops and The Annual Maine Recycling And Solid Waste Conference & Trade Show

The time that I spent at the Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Conference

was well worth the effort. I came away with a wealth of information.

At the next Brownfield Selectman’s meeting, I informed the other Board members of the many things I had seen and learned. Based on this

conference, I felt we had a lot of work at our Transfer Station. The other members agreed and so it began.

William Flynn, Selectman, Brownfield, ME –2016 Most Improved Recycling and Solid Waste Program

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Maine Resource Recovery Association (MRRA) helps Maine communities and businesses implement environmentally sound & economically sustainable recycling and solid-waste management protocols. MRRA is committed to sound recycling and solid waste management practices and other forms of resource recovery that benefit Maine communities.




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