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The Town of Scarborough strives to enhance ecological integrity, livability, economic vitality, and resilience to ensure a high quality of life for all. The Town is committed to working with residents and businesses as well as local and regional partners as a leader in sustainability. The Town intends to be a recognized model for sustainable practices in municipal operations, to lead our community by example, and promote sustainable policies, regulations, and practices where practicable.


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Waste & Recycling

Cutting down on waste by recycling is an important sustainable practice, but recycling needs to be done correctly. Visit our Waste & Recycling page to learn more, and check out our Which Bin Wednesday series on Facebook for weekly tips!

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Scarborough's Sustainability Committee works on programs and policies to increase energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy. The Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 8:00 am at Town Hall.

See Sustainability Committee

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Clean Water

Over the past decade, Scarborough has worked with partners to develop and implement management plans that aim to improve our local streams. Learn more on our Stormwater Management page.

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Piping Plovers

Each summer, endangered piping plovers call Scarborough's beaches home. Learn about how we're protecting the shorebirds and how you can get involved by visiting our Piping Plover page.

Get Involved