NOTE: Recycle My Styrofoam is closed starting January 21st, 2024
in order to move to a new location.
"Recycle My Styrofoam" is temporarily closing for an exciting move to a new and improved location to enhance our recycling services.
We appreciate your patience during this improvement phase.
If you'd like to support the project, the best thing you can do is leave a google review here
If you have any urgent inquiries or would like to stay informed about our reopening, please don't hesitate to reach out to us - Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Bit about Styrofoam
You may not know that styrofoam (Expanded Polystyrene, or EPS for short) is recyclable, and with our help of you can easily recycle yours. If it breaks apart easily and has a #6 recycling logo, its good to go.
Washington residents threw out 12,890 tons of polystyrene foam packaging in 2017, according to a state Department of Ecology report. That’s about the same weight as two of the large ferries that serve the Bainbridge Island route — and because the material is mostly air, it would occupy an even greater volume. The good news is that because it's mostly air, styrofoam can be compressed by up to 50:1. This makes it economical to transport! Recycle My Styrofoam does just that, and can process up to 500 cubic feet of styrofoam an hour. Thats about 650 pounds of the squeaky white stuff- if you have a large one time, or repeating pick up, you've come to the right place.
About Recycle My StyrofoamRecycle My Styrofoam started as a neighborhood recycling program in 2020. Turns out there is alot of styrofoam, and our capacity has grown to meet the need. We are proud to serve the greater Seattle area in it's continual attempt to responsibly handle plastic waste.
Donations so far have gone to the construction of a new densifier machine, specifically the auger that pushes the material into blocks.
Material is palletized and resold, used to make things like picture frames, receipt paper cores and light switch covers