Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) should be recycled for re-use in a variety of different applications, from construction & landscaping to packaging, park benches and picture frames.
Airfoam accepts recyclable EPS from our customers - free of charge, if it is clean, dry, not mixed with any other materials, and packed in clear bags or neatly palletized. Remove any glue, paper, tape, staples, cardboard etc. otherwise there will be fees to cover our costs for non-recyclable EPS.
#6 white Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam plastic that is clean, dry, free of any other materials, and packed in clear bags or palletized.
Other polystyrene products such as cups, plates, meat trays, egg trays, packing peanuts, colored XPS, flexible foams and non-foam polystyrene plastics such as yogurt containers, silverware and plastic bags are not recyclable at our facility.
Todd Sutton investigates the recycling of #6 plastics. His conclusions? PS and EPS are highly recyclable, even in curbside programs, and the demand from manufacturers who use the recycled material to make new products exceeds the current supply.