Bagging Styrofoam in a clear or white bag is not required, but helpful if you have smaller pieces. Bagging helps prevent material from blowing around when delivered to our processor. And, bagging it will help keep it contained in our drop-off sites.
We will accept block polystyrene packaging material. This is the bulky polystyrene that is used around computers, electronics, and other items. We can also take clean polystyrene cups, coolers, egg cartons and food containers. We can also accept clean meat trays. Here are some examples.
We will NOT accept packing peanuts. Most packing peanuts are not made of polystyrene so we cannot accept them at this collection.
We also cannot accept dirty material, Styrofoam insulation, or dirty meat trays. Here are some examples of the material we will not accept.
more Polystyrene recycling information
The City of Madison has been accepting polystyrene for recycling at our drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Av. since March 24, 2012.
The drop-off sites are only for City of Madison residents.