Greenhouse Plastic Recycling

Statewide Collection Starting Spring of 2020

LDPE #4 plastic-covered hoop houseGrant-Funded Pilot Program

University 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.


Contact

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