Styrofoam

Styrofoam Containers

Do not place these in your curbside recycling. Food grade Styrofoam "clamshell" containers, cups and trays cannot be recycled in Northeast Ohio. These items should be disposed of in the regular trash. 

Foam cups may be recycled through Dart Container’s mail in program.

Styrofoam Blocks

Do not place Styrofoam in your curbside recycling. Drop off recycling options for Styrofoam no longer exist. Styrofoam blocks should be disposed of in the regular trash.
 
Styrofoam is a trade name for expanded polystyrene (EPS). Styrofoam is hard to recycle because it takes up so much space relative to its weight, and few markets exist.

Some UPS Stores accept air pillows and bubble wrap for reuse. Check with your local store.

Packing Peanuts

Styrofoam is a trade name for expanded polystyrene (EPS). Styrofoam is hard to recycle because it takes up so much space relative to its weight, so shipping it to a recycler does not provide much return on investment.

There are no recycling options for Styrofoam peanuts. Also, collection programs at retail stores no longer exist. Instead, consider a reuse project at home or place them in the regular trash for disposal.