Greenhouse Plastic Recycling Grant-Funded Pilot Program

Statewide Collection 9/25-12/15/2020

LDPE #4 plastic-covered hoop houseUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension has been awarded $38,764 by a one-year State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection Waste Diversion Grant to develop a statewide pilot program to recycle agricultural greenhouse plastic. The program’s goal is to collect at least one-third of Maine’s annual waste greenhouse plastic, and partner with an end-user who can convert the collected plastic into resin feedstock used in the manufacture of new plastic products.


For more information, contact program manager David McDaniel at or 207.342.5971 (UMaine Extension Waldo County office).