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Styrofoam Recycling

What is Styrofoam (Foam Polystyrene)?

Foam Polystyrene, commonly referred to as “Styrofoam” a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company, is a recyclable product that is used in foam cups, foam plates and egg cartons, as well as foam protective packaging typically used to protect consumer goods and electronics. Foam Polystyrene is easily identifiable as these products are marked with a “6” encased in a recycling symbol.

Baltimore City partnered with the Dart Container Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polystyrene foam foodservice products, to bring Styrofoam Recycling to Baltimore. Styrofoam products cannot be put out with your curbside recyclables and can ONLY be recycled at the Citizens Convenience Center at Sisson Street.

Where to Recycle Styrofoam?

Styrofoam products can ONLY be recycled at the Northwest Citizen’s Convenience Center located at 2840 Sisson Street. Regular drop-off hours at the Northwest Citizen’s Convenience Center are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Before Recycling Styrofoam … Please:

  • Bring to Styrofoam to Citizens Convenience Center at Sisson Street ONLY! This is NOT a curbside recycling program.
  • Make sure clean foam has the #6 symbol on it.
  • Rinse cups/containers.
  • No straws, lids, tap or stickers
  • No foam peanuts or insulation material.
    • Please visit www.epspackaging.org to find a location where you can recycle your foam packing peanuts.
  • Must be brought in see-through plastic bags (FREE bags made available on site by Dart while supplies last)

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