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How to dispose of polystyrene foam

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 Plastic - Polystyrene foam


​Residential

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.

Commercial

Recycle it

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.​​​
Polystyrene foam


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