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Styrofoam and CD/DVD Recycling Collection Events


Bainbridge Island Zero Waste and Bay Hay and Feed team up twice a year (in January and July) to offer the community a chance to have their Styrofoam packaging, coolers, AND PEANUTS, as well as CDs and DVDs, be recycled. Safeway will be helping us at the next collection by providing a truck for transport of the Styro-filled bags to their recycling facility in Auburn, where they have a densifier that chops up and melts the Styrofoam. They then sell the solidified blocks to plastics processors.

The next collection will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 (10am-4pm) & July 26 (10am-3pm), 2020. Absolutely no drop-offs before or after those dates and times!  Note the earlier closing time on Sunday.

Our collection is run by ALL VOLUNTEERS -- more than 50 individuals help over the weekend. If you or your friends and family can lend a hand to snap and bag Styrofoam at the next collection, please let us know at

(Kitsap Solid Waste will hold a collection -- Styrofoam only -- on July 25, 2020, 9am-3pm, at the county fairgrounds sheep barn.)

Styrofoam must be...

  • REMOVE ALL TAPE and STICKERS from blocks and coolers
  • clean
  • dry
  • white
  • snappable
  • #6 EPS polystyrene packaging blocks or coolers
  • Styrofoam food trays of all colors are allowed if clean, except for no tan trays -- they are made from corn starch and can go in T&C's compost bins.
  • Bag the peanuts (may be mixed with compostable peanuts) - no debris in the bag.
  • No hot tubs or hot tub covers
  • No pink or blue insulation foam
  • No foil-covered foam
  • No Insta-pak foam

CDs and DVDs must be loose -- no cases. 
A 25-cent donation is requested to defray the cost of bags and transport. We appreciate any amount that you give. Your generous donations have made this quite a fundraiser for our Zero Waste community give-backs. Thank you!

This event, now in its tenth year, would never have been possible without the participation of Howard Block, owner of Bay Hay and Feed and the host site.  Over the years, he has trucked hundreds of bags of Styro to Styro Recycle in Kent on regular business trips to the area.  
The disks are sent to GreenDisk.

Bay Hay and Feed - host site, provider of used bags
Safeway - new (July 2020) transporter of filled bags and provider of new bags                              
UCB Biological - monetary donation                    
Kitsap Solid Waste - holding boxes

January 2020 report

  • 53 volunteers, 115 volunteer hours
  • 448 drop-offs
  • 135 bags filled
  • $814 in donations
  • Disks - about 500
    This event is just one reason that Bay Hay and Feed was named the 2019 Business of the Year by the Washington State Recycling Association.  Read more here.