Are you a resident of Wisconsin? Good news! There is a new location available for recycling all the foam packing material you are bound to receive over the holiday season!
Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste has added a new “foam dome” to their Resource Recovery Park in Appleton. This polystyrene foam densifier as it’s officially called, “takes polystyrene foam, it crunches it up and takes out the air, and then it heats it up to 150-plus degrees and extrudes raw polystyrene, which we’re able to recycle” (Marissa Michalkiewicz, Recycling and Solid Waste Program Coordinator). The recycled amount is then packaged into large blocks, which can be sold and repurposed. Anyone can drop off foam with the #6 in the recycling symbol at this location – no need to be an Outagamie County resident!
If you are local to the Sheboygan area, do not forget Plymouth Foam, an ALTOR Solutions Company, also has a recycling drop off center at 1800 Sunset Drive in Plymouth.
We can accept any #6 Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam that is white, clean, dry and free of debris. This includes items such as insulated coolers and protective packaging for electronics, household goods and toys. Unfortunately, we cannot accept food service containers such as foam plates, takeout containers, meat trays, egg cartons, packaging peanuts and any non-EPS type foam at this time.
If you are unsure on the material being recycled, or have questions regarding EPS, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.