Styrofoam & Packaging Materials - Household Waste Guide
Styrofoam products, including packing material and peanuts, meat trays, cups and plates, are not recyclable through the Kent County residential recycling program. While Styrofoam is a type of #6 polystyrene plastic, there are no accessible markets for Styrofoam recycling.
Some companies can re-use Styrofoam packing material that is clean.
|Various - see link for locations.||See link for location contacts.||http://www.dartcontainer.com/web/environ.nsf/pages/micorecy.html||Dart has established more than 40 polystyrene drop-off locations in over 30 counties.|
|Harbor Foam||2950 Prairie St SW
Grandville, MI 49418
|616.855.8150||http://harborfoam.com/recycling.php||Accepts plates, cups, egg cartons and other food-grade foam that has been washed; clean packing peanuts and blocks of Styrofoam with tape and stickers removed.|
|UPS Store||1740 44th Street SW
|616.530.4650||www.ups.com||Accepts clean packing peanuts.|
|2153 Wealthy Street SE
East Grand Rapids
|PostNet||5751 Byron Center Rd
|616.726.8999||www.postnet.com||Accepts clean packing peanuts.|
|PakMail||Store Locator||800.778.6665||www.pakmail.com||All Pak Mail locations are part of the Peanut Hotline, a recycle and reuse program started by the Plastic Loose Fill Council. Pak Mail provides consumers with a place to take packing peanuts for reuse. Our more than 500 locations offer consumers a way to dispose of plastic loose fill that is environmentally friendly--saving energy, reducing waste, and conserving natural resources.|
|Michigan Foam||1820 Chicago Drive SW
Accepts non-food, clean, dry, white-beaded style Styrofoam. Remove all tape and stickers. Located west of Burlingame by Valley Truck Parts. Open M-F 8am - 5pm.
|Arvron||4720 Clay Street
|616.530.1888||www.arvron.com||Accepts non-food, clean, block-style Styrofoam only.|
|Peanut Hotline||800.828.2214||www.loosefillpackaging.com||Plastic Loose Fill Products Council|
||Sealed Air Recycle Center
477 South Woods Dr
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
|Packing Pillows marked “Fill-Air” can be deflated (poke a hole in them), then mailed to Ameri-Pak, Sealed Air Recycle Center, 477 South Woods Drive, Fountain Inn SC 29644. They will be recycled into things like trash bags and automotive parts.|