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Styrofoam and CD/DVD Recycling Collection Events

STYROFOAM AND CD/DVD RECYCLING COLLECTION

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.

The next collection will be the third or fourth weekend in July. Check back later for the exact date.Absolutely no drop-offs before or after those dates!

(Kitsap Solid Waste will hold a collection -- Styrofoam only -- in June or July, at the county fairgrounds sheep barn. We'll post the date once we know.)

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

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!

Howard Block, Bay Hay owner, trucks the bagged Styro to Styro Recycle in Kent on regular business trips to the area.  This event would not be taking place without Howard's participation.
The disks are sent to GreenDisk.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: 
Bay Hay and Feed - host site, used bags, bag transport                                   
UCB Biological - monetary donation                    
T&C Markets - new bags at cost
Kitsap Solid Waste - holding boxes
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January 2020 report

  • 53 volunteers, 115 volunteer hours
  • 448 drop-offs
  • 135 bags filled
  • $814 in donations
  • Disks - about 500
                        
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    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.