How much trash did Bangor recycle in one year? Hint: A LOT!

The City of Bangor took to social media to congratulate Bangor residents for their efforts in recycling. It was the first year of Zero-Sort recycling in Bangor. Here's the breakdown according to the City of Bangor's Facebook page:

  • 690 tons of Zero-Sort material was collected curbside
  • 372 tons was dropped off at the recycling facility on Maine Avenue
  • 412 tons of trash didn't have to be hauled to Penobscot Energy Recovery Company
  • At a net PERC tipping fee of approximately $68 per ton, the city saved over $28,000

To learn more about Bangor's Zero-Sort recycling visit

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