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CLYNK transforms redeemable bottles and cans into environmental and social action.

CLYNK is a Maine company that started in 2006, with a mission to make recycling easier for everyone. We believe that if we can make it easy to return your bottles and cans, you’ll recycle more. More recycling is good for Maine and New York, and good for the planet.

CLYNK in the News

Tapping Maine’s waste stream for new ways to make money
July 12, 2016

As a high-profile fight continues over waste management for 187 Bangor-area towns, a cluster of private businesses based in southern Maine are finding success carving out smaller niches within recycling programs here and, increasingly, elsewhere…
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Southern Maine recycling businesses look beyond conflict
July 11, 2016

An article in the Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine, reports that several private companies in Maine are seeking to expand their operations in the field of waste collection and recycling across the country…
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Leading bottle recycling company announces regional expansion & doubles in size
July 8, 2016

CLYNK, a Maine-based bottle redemption and recycling company, has announced major expansion plans to double in size…
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Crushing it: Clynk redemption service expands to New York, doubles its business
June 30, 2016

Clynk, the drop-off-and-go bottle and can redemption service based in South Portland, is doubling in size and expanding into upstate New York…
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With Green Machine Bottle Redemption Company Clynk will double in size
June 29, 2016

Clynk, a Maine-based bottle redemption and recycling company, has announced that it plans to double in size…
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Bottle-redemption technology heads to New York
June 29, 2016

A Maine-based company that offers an automated system for collecting containers and redeeming deposits is extending its reach…
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N.Y. Hannaford Stores Getting Bottle Redemption Sites
June 28, 2016

Bottle redemption company Clynk plans to double its grocery store presence with 51 new drop locations at Hannaford stores across the greater Capital Region of New York. This expansion comes in the wake of positive feedback from Hannaford customers at the 49 Maine stores where the service is already offered…
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Clynk to double in size
June 27, 2016

Clynk, a Maine-based bottle redemption and recycling company, has announced that it plans to double in size…
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Clynk to double in size
June 27, 2016

Clynk, a Maine-based bottle redemption and recycling company, has announced that it plans to double in size…
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Leading Bottle Recycling Company Announces Regional Expansion & Doubles In Size
June 24, 2016

CLYNK, a Maine-based bottle redemption and recycling company, announces major expansion plans to double in size…
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Maine original, CLYNK, expands into New York
June 14, 2016

The South Portland-based bottle redemption company CLYNK has announced that it will be expanding its drop-off locations into 51 Hannaford supermarkets in New York — more than doubling its current operational footprint of 49 drop-off locations in Hannaford locations across Maine…
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How 50,000 cans and bottles a day get smashed
April 25, 2016

You’d think smashing, puncturing and flattening 50,000 cans and bottles a day would be a noisy proposition. But the new Clynk recycling facility isn’t particularly loud. And despite its name, nothing goes “clink” unless two glass bottles hit each other…
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New service aims to ease bottle returns
March 22, 2016

Tired of spending so much time redeeming all those cans and bottles piling up in the corner of your garage or basement? Hannaford Supermarkets thinks it has the answer for you…
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CLYNK starts Capital Region operations
March 16, 2016

There’s now one more way to get rid of your empties, and more options for what to do with that nickel you get back for each can and bottle. CLYNK on Monday began taking in returnables from its first Capital Region location…
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Hannaford launches new service
March 14, 2016

Hannaford Supermarkets has launched a new bottle redemption service through a partnership with Clynk, a bottle redemption company…
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Hannaford recycling program benefits charities
March 14, 2016

A new recycling program launched Monday at Hannaford will enable customers to drop off their cans and bottles in bags, then get credit to their account or for a charity they support…
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What’s That? Clynk Cash
October 4, 2015

Between February and April this year, children at 88 Maine schools came home with white envelopes. Inside, a standard issue Clynk bag, the kind you can get at any Hannaford in the state…
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Maine schools benefit from Music Matters program
July 30, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Some Maine schools will be getting a boost at the end of the summer to help their music programs continue to grow. The program that offers the funds is called Music Matters and gathers returnable bottles to raise money…
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Businesses act to boost music in Maine schools
July 16, 2015

BANGOR, Maine — A concert promoter, a redemption company, a car dealer and a bank have joined forces to help music programs survive and thrive in Maine schools…
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