Handling Information

Category
Plastics
Subcategory
Styrofoam

Although it is a #6 plastic, "expanded" polystyrene (trade name Styrofoam) is NOT accepted in the curbside recycling program. Non-expanded polystyrene (coffee cup lids, CD cases, etc.) IS accepted curbside.

Styrofoam meat trays, egg cartons, coffee cups, takeout containers or other small post-consumer items have no local recycling option and must be placed in your trash. However, clean, white packing Styrofoam (like appliance or electronic component packaging) are accepted for recycling at the ecopark. Clean, white packing peanuts (contained in plastic bags) will also be accepted (see below for other colors). The Styrofoam must not be dirty, any color but white or have any tape or stickers attached.

See other Styrofoam reuse/recycling options below:

Clean Styrofoam Packing Peanuts: Call your local mailing/packing store for reuse information--most will gladly accept any color.

Styrofoam Egg Cartons: Recycled by Dolco Packaging -- visit its website for mail-in information.

Large Pieces of CLEAN, White Styrofoam: Accepted for recycling by Thermal Foams, Inc. Call (585) 247-0324 for information.

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