Municipal Recycling Progress Report

Municipalities are required to report to Maine DEP every two years on their solid waste management and recycling practices (38 M.R.S. § 2133.7). Municipalities can use the information from this report to assess their progress toward achieving a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) recycling rate of 50%. This 50% is a statewide goal, not a municipal-specific goal. However, decisions and actions on the local level contribute to the overall statewide MSW recycling rate.

The next biennial recycling progress report is due April 30, 2021 and will require solid waste management information from your municipality for calendar years 2019 and 2020.

This municipal report is separate from the annual reports submitted to DEP by permitted solid waste facilities such as transfer stations. This report form should not be sent to your solid waste facility to be completed but should be completed by a municipal official such as a Town or City Manager, Administrator, or Selectboard Member.

Download the 2019-2020 Municipal Recycling Report form (PDF).


Please contact Megan Pryor 207-314-3357 for assistance with municipal recycling progress reports.