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is Styrofoam recyclable?

I have some packing material that came with some furniture I ordered. I know it doesn't biodegrade, so can I put it in my recycling can?

 
luvschocolate

Asked by luvschocolate at 10:51 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Different companies have different standards on what they accept. For example, before we moved, our trash service allowed glass containers in the recycling bin, so I was able to throw salsa jars and whatnot in there. Our new service does not allow glass. So your best bet may be to get on your service's website or call them and ask if you want to know for sure.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 7:20 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Not to my knowledge.
    SouthernLady7

    Answer by SouthernLady7 at 10:52 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • visit this website for your answer:

    http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/218/1/Recycling-styrofoam.html
    SouthernLady7

    Answer by SouthernLady7 at 10:54 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • If you have a UPS Store nearby, they will take packing peanuts donations.
    Otherwise, most curbside recycling only will take glass (clear, green, brown), cardboard, Number 1 and 2 plastics, and newspaper. They won't take Styrofoam.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:46 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • I believe that it is, but our city doesn't recycle it, so they won't take it. Depends on what your city recycles.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 8:56 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • check your city reclining laws. it normally says what can be recycled. normally it doesn't
    sodapple

    Answer by sodapple at 10:29 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Generally no, bu thte only way to find out is to ask the City. They may not do curbside pick up but it might be possible that if it IS recyclable that you may be able to drop it off somewhere.
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:15 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • I would call your recycling center/city trash office and ask but I HIGHLY doubt it.
    Carey2006

    Answer by Carey2006 at 9:56 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • no
    tonyalynn

    Answer by tonyalynn at 3:48 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • it depends on your city rules... i checked and we can... but only once a month... the other weeks its just "other" things, like cans, glass, paper...
    asil

    Answer by asil at 12:37 AM on Jul. 27, 2010

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