Maine Recycles Week

Maine Recycles Week is a statewide celebration of waste reduction and sustainability.
Learn more with this handy PDF file

Below is a list of Orono events.
You can view more at the Maine Recycles Week website and at UMaine's Office of Sustainability events page


Orono Thrift Store Winter Clothing Drive
Dates & Times:
Monday, November 15 3-6 PM,
Wednesday, November 17 9AM-4PM,
Friday, November 19 3-6 PM
Sanctuary Salon in Orono will be putting out a box for warm clothing donations for Orono Thrift Shop. Each donation gets a raffle ticket to win a Spa Day at the salon!
The Orono Thrift Store is in need of gently used winter wear. Items donated are sold at very reasonable rates in the Thrift Store. Proceeds are used to fund a wide range of community needs and projects right here in Orono. Donations can be dropped off at the Birch Street School (10 Birch Street, Orono).
Items Welcomed:
Winter coats, pants, and sweaters for adults and children in excellent condition. If the item's condition is such that you wouldn't feel comfortable giving it to a good friend, please put it in the textile donation bin behind the thrift shop rather than donating it. Other in-season items in excellent condition are also welcomed.
Items Not Accepted:
Anything with holes, stains, tears. Items that are wet or smelly. Large furniture (please consider Kiwanis!).


Kiwanis Open House Donation Event
Dates & Times:
Tuesday, November 16: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, November 17 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Participants can drop off donations at 168 Forest Avenue, Orono.
Items Welcomed:
Household goods in great condition; Bicycles in any condition
Items Not Accepted:
Leftover yard sale items, sofa beds, mattresses, box springs, appliances, clothing, and furniture made from particle board. We also reserve the right not to accept everything that someone brings.


Virtual Fixit Clinic on Zoom
Date & Time:
11/20 starting at 1:00 PM
Present your broken item to a global team of expert community repairers and get suggestions for things to try. After all items have been presented, items/participants and repairers move to Zoom breakout rooms to implement the tips and, hopefully, fix the items!
The event will be facilitated by Fixit Clinic: "Fixit Clinic conveys basic disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair skills using peoples' own broken things as the vehicle. By sharing these skills while transferring them to others we teach critical thinking through the lens of our relationship to consumption and sustainability. We strive to demystify science and technology so that we can ultimately make better policy choices as a society."

To sign up as a participant, visit and select from dropdown menu:
"– 2021-11-20 1PM EDT 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐭π₯𝐒𝐠𝐑𝐭 Maine Recycles Week ME USA"
To sign up as a fixer visit: fixitcoachsignup

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