What the Bethel Area Chamber is doing
The chamber has a Sustainability Committee that is working towards assisting local businesses with their efforts to become more environmentally-friendly in ways that are also business-friendly.
The chamber has committed to making its events - Bethel Art Fair, MollyOckett Day, Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff, and the Maine State Triathlon - more sustainable by composting, using compostable or recyclable serving ware for food, and other methods of reducing waste going to the landfill as much as possible. The Maine State Triathlon is the first triathlon in Maine to be plastic-bottle free.
What Bethel area businesses are doing
- Edible Bethel
- Mt. Abram
- The Gem
- The Local Hub
- Good Food Store & Catering Co.
Mountain Explorer winter shuttle bus
Green Business Certification - A self-guided process through the Maine DEP, for lodging, restaurant, and grocery establishments.
A Guide to Energy Efficiency for Maine Businesses - A publication of the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
Governor's Energy Office - Information on agencies offering loans, grants, and other assistance.
Single-sort recycling available at the following transfer stations: Tri-town (serving Bethel/Newry/Hanover), Greenwood/Woodstock, Andover, and Albany Twp.
Composting is also available at the Tri-Town transfer station.
Thanks to the Town of Bethel for adding new trash receptacles on Main Street in Bethel.
Bethel Conservation Commission
Woodstock Conservation Commission