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Styrofoam and CD 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 Stryofoam packaging, coolers, AND PEANUTS, as well as CDsDVDs, be recycled.

The next collection will be July 20 & 21, 10am-4pm, at the Bay Hay and Feed barn.

This collection is run by ALL VOLUNTEERS.  At the January 2019 effort, 45 individuals helped for a collective 106 hours!  If you or your friends and family can lend a hand to snap and bag Stryofoam at the next collection, sign up here and please include your email address if you are not on the Zero Waste newsletter list so I can send you a reminder and instruction sheet.

Styrofoam must be

  • clean
  • dry
  • white
  • snappable
  • #6 EPS polystyrene packaging blocks or coolers
  • REMOVE ALL TAPE and STICKERS from blocks and coolers
  • Bag the peanuts - no debris in the bag.

CDs and DVDs must be loose -- no cases. 
A 25-cent donation is requested to defray the cost of bags. (Your generous donations have made this quite a fundraiser for our Zero Waste community give-backs.)

Howard Block, Bay Hay owner, trucks the bagged Styro to Styro Recycle in Kent on regular business trips to the area.
The disks are sent to GreenDisk.

Our friendly business sponsors are Bay Hay and Feed (of course!), UCB, and Town and Country Market.


 STYROFOAM REPORT - January 2019

 Photo by Tami Meader

Now in our ninth year of Styrofoam collection, we continue growing in all respects. Here's a quick stat check, comparing this past weekend's results to July 2018's numbers (in parentheses). 
Cars – 310 (201)
Bags – 90 (71)
Volunteers – 45 (35)
Volunteer hours - 106 (80)  THANK YOU!!!
Donations – $741 ($364)
Cubic feet collected - 6400 cu ft (3500)

Bay Hay and Feed - host site, used bags, bag transport                                   
UCB - monetary donation                    
T&C Markets - new bags at cost
Kitsap Solid Waste - holding boxes

Howard Block, owner of Bay Hay and Feed, makes the Styrofoam collection possible.  He stores the bagged Styro and trucks it down to Styro Recycle over a period of about ten business trips.

This 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.