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Lifetime Achievement Award

George MacDonald, Belgrade

George MacDonald, who recently retired from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, has had a remarkable 40-year career in environmental protection, sustainability, recycling, and solid waste management. A resident of Maine, MacDonald's career included 10 years with the federal Soil Conservation Service, working with agricultural producers to conserve and improve soil and water resources, as well as time as municipal solid waste director and deputy public works director. MacDonald also directed the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling, managed solid waste programs at the State Planning Office, and managed special projects in the office of the DEP commissioner. From 2012 until his recent retirement, he served as director of DEP's Division of Sustainability.


MacDonald's knowledge and insights regarding waste management, recycling and sustainability made him a "go to" person on these issues in Maine and the region. He was instrumental in the creation of the Northeast Recycling Council and the Maine Compost School, then worked with both organizations for years. He served on the Council's board for 21 years and he joined the faculty of the Compost School in 1999, where he remains committed to its programs. His activities at the Compost School have helped more than 800 students from across the United States and from 45 countries.


During his career, MacDonald has been involved in both technical and policy related to a wide range of waste, materials management and sustainability issues. His leadership and significant contributions have resulted in a healthier environment and in sustainable materials management practices. He has left his mark on Maine's materials management landscape and on composting throughout the region and made an outstanding contribution to protect New England, and particularly Maine's environment. He has been an inspiration to individuals and companies regionwide, not only for his dedication, but also as a leader in advancing materials management. Read rest of article...

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25th Annual Maine recycling solid waste conference & trade show recap...

Presenters Powerpoint presentations can be found HERE.       Photo Gallery can be found HERE.

The 25th Annual Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Conference & Trade Show was a huge success. If you were able to join us please send us your photos or tag us on facebook using the hastag... #merecyclecon18


THANK YOU and we hope you had a memorable and educational experience!


If you missed it, you missed casino night, the forklift rodeo, unbelievably good weather, industry experts, informative sessions, memorable (and hilarious) speakers, distinguished guests, knowledgeable vendors, prizes, giveaways, and lots of fun!

Distinguished Service

George MacDonald

Sustainable Business Leader

Clayton Kyle - Clynk

Recycling and Solid Waste Manager of the Year

Eva Murray

Outstanding Service Organization

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

Recycling and Solid Waste Program of the Year

Town of Bowdoinham

Composter of the Year

We Compost It!

Volunteer of the Year

Waste Watchers Rockland

Most Improved Program

City of Eastport

Recyclathon Safety Rodeo
Champions 2018


Casino Night... What a blast!

APR encourages package designers to utilize its Champions for Change® and Responsible Innovation programs, as well as the APR Design® Guide to create the most recyclable packaging. Assistance is available through MRRA, please contact us for more information.


Do you have questions on Model Bale Specifications: Tubs and Lids? Here is a great download for you to review. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Victor at 355-3104.


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