Communities across the Country Make Positive Initiatives towards Recycling

During the month of October, many individuals around the world are taking action to improve recycling in their community. Recently, Pointe-Claire in Canada held a foam collection for surrounding communities. In addition, Colchester County in Nova Scotia, Canada, has received a $50,000 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition. The county plans to use the grant towards upgrading their facilities and for purchasing new polystyrene recycling equipment to compress and ship the materials.

Not only has Canada taken action in foam recycling, but so has communities in the United States. Adrian, a small town in Michigan held a fall recycling event in September. Participants were able to recycle all of their EPS foam. In High Point, North Carolina, a club called “High Point Newcomers Club” has made recycling their greatest priority during their meetings. At their last meeting, Dart Container, a leading manufacturer of polystyrene foodservice product, picked up two truckloads of expanded polystyrene products to be recycled at the facility located in Randleman.

Are you looking for recycling events coming to you this month? Check out a few upcoming polystyrene recycling collections and see where you can drop off your foam!

City of Decatur, GA

Decatur Public Works in Georgia, USA, will be holding an autumn recycling day on October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The collection will include electronics, expanded polystyrene (EPS), and shredding.  The event is open to the public, and all businesses and institutions from the area can participate. Dart Container Corporation has donated their services to the collection and will bring the EPS to their recycling center.

City of Belmont, MA

On Saturday, October 24, Belmont residents can recycle expanded polystyrene products during a collection for residents only. Individuals will also be able to recycle any textiles, electronics, books, software, eyeglasses, rigid plastics, and secure document shredding. The event will go from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Town Yard (37 C St.)  Most items are free to recycle, but some fees may apply when recycling electronics.

Have you ever wondered how you can start recycling polystyrene foam in your community? Check out these recycling tips that explain the foam recycling process. The process is seamless, and can leverage a city’s existing curbside recycling infrastructure. As more cities and organizations adopt foam #6 recycling programs, the demand for processors, brokers, pelletizers and manufacturers will grow. Connect with potential customers by becoming a recycling partner. Check out this form here to get started! To find a market for your foam #6, see our full list of foam #6 buyers.