Recycling In Action
November 1, 2016
Residents and businesses in Redding, California will soon have the opportunity to recycle foam polystyrene, thanks to a $49,000 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition.
In early 2017, the city plans to accept foam polystyrene protective packaging and foodservice packaging including meat trays, cups, egg cartons and clean take-out food containers at its recycling drop-off area. The city’s material recycling facility will phase in collection of these items.
Madison County in the state of New York, has just begun a pilot foam recycling program that will run from December 29, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Individuals who wish to recycle their foam can bring the material in clear plastic bags to the landfill on Buyea Road, across from the ReUse store. All tape and other labels must be removed. From there, the Department of Solid Waste will collect the foam and bring to an appropriate foam buyer to densify the foam.
January 21, 2016 – The Fairfax Companies, a Southern Arizona company offering construction, demolition, and landscape waste industry services, is now providing free foam recycling at their facility. Jason Tankersley, CEO of The Fairfax Companies is the driving force behind this recycling effort and hopes that this service can help improve their surrounding community.
In the Greater Cleveland Ohio area, Buckeye Industries, a subsidiary of New Avenues to Independence, is helping keep foam out of landfills while providing vocational training and employment to people living with disabilities through their free foam recycling program. Within this program, individuals or businesses can drop-off their expanded polystyrene foam for free to any Buckeye location throughout Northeast Ohio.