Upcoming Events

Join us for our upcoming events: Saturday, September 15-11:00 a.m.- Community Litter Cleanup- Castonguay Square Monday, October 22 – 6:00 p.m. – Bag It screening at Beth Israel Congregation  Tuesday, October 23 – 6:00 p.m – Bag It screening at Muskie Community Center  Saturday, October 27 – 10:00 a.m. – Bag It screening at Railroad Square Cinema

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Waterville plastic bag ban fight intensifies

Waterville plastic bag ban fight intensifies By Paul Dwyer |  Posted: Fri 4:28 PM, Aug 17, 2018 http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Waterville-plastic-bag-ban-fight-intensifies-491132181.html WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) The fight between the Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition and Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro is ramping up on the issue of banning plastic bans. “We are trying to follow the lead of 15 other towns in Maine that have banned or put a small fee on plastic bags to reduce the amount we’re using in Waterville,” says Todd Martin, member…

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Other Maine Town Experiences

Fifteen Maine towns have a ban or a fee on plastic shopping bags. So how is it working in those towns? Portland Policy: Five-cent fee on paper and plastic bags at stores with greater than 2% food sales Took Effect: April 15, 2015 “There have not been any issues with compliance or businesses being cited for the plastic bag ordinance here in Portland.” Dan Davidson – City of Portland Director of Public Works “Since the…

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Manchester, ME Bans Plastic Bags!

Manchester votes to ban plastic bags in retail stores The vote appears to make Manchester the first capital-area municipality to ban single-use plastic bags in local stores. BY KEITH EDWARDS MANCHESTER — Residents agreed Tuesday in secret-ballot voting to ban plastic bags in retail stores in town. The vote appears to make Manchester the first capital-area municipality to ban single-use plastic bags in stores. Vote totals were not immediately available Wednesday, but E. Patrick Gilbert, town manager, said…

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Earth Day Cleanup a Success!

Thanks to the 60+ volunteers who came out to Castonguay Square on Earth Day, April 22, to help cleanup downtown Waterville. We collected tons of litter, including dozens of plastic shopping bags. https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/04/22/fasting-for-a-cause-twenty-five-people-seek-to-raise-awareness-about-climate-change/

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