Throw it out
Polystyrene foam containers, cups, trays or packing materials (blocks or peanuts) are not accepted in blue carts or at community recycling depots, even if the item has a recycling symbol.
Package polystyrene foam properly by putting it in a bag and tie closed. This will prevent this light material from blowing around at the landfill or during collection. Throw it out in your black cart
, or at a City landfill
. Charges will apply
for disposal at the landfill.
Depending on the type of plastic, private recycling opportunities may exist. Visit Alberta's Recycling Hotline
and search for the specific type of plastic for more information.