More and more communities today are recycling plastic foodservice packaging, including foam polystyrene packaging.

For example, dozens of California cities, including Los Angeles (our nation’s second largest city), and the state capitol, Sacramento, collect foam polystyrene packaging in curbside recycling programs. These recycling programs accept foam polystyrene foodservice packaging, such as coffee cups and take-out containers—residents simply clean and toss them in the curbside bin with other recyclables.

There also is a growing number of locations where people can drop off foam polystyrene foodservice packaging for recycling.

Recycling Links

Here is an interactive website that allows Americans and Canadians to search for local recycling programs, either curbside or drop-off, that collect foam polystyrene protective packaging and foam polystyrene foodservice packaging.

Learn more about polystyrene foam and plastics recycling.


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