The Maine Municipality Resource Conservation and Recovery Systems Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 5, was on the November 3, 1981 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure issued $1 million in bonds to assist municipalities with solid waste for resource conservation and recovery systems, including recycling programs.
| Maine Referendum Question No. 5 (1981)|
| Yes|| 139,255|| 60.20%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
"Shall a bond issue be ratified in the amount of $1,000,000 to assist municipalities with solid waste for resource conservation and recovery systems?"