Styrofoam and CD/DVD Recycling Collection
Bainbridge Island Zero Waste and Bay Hay and Feed team up twice a year to offer the community a chance to recycle their Styrofoam packaging, coolers, and peanuts, as well as CDs and DVDs.
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.
How to Prepare Styrofoam
- REMOVE ALL TAPE and STICKERS from block packaging and coolers
- Keep it clean
- Keep it dry
- Bag the peanuts – no debris in the bag
Which Styrofoam Is Accepted
- #6 EPS (snappable) polystyrene packaging blocks or coolers
- Styrofoam food trays of all colors are allowed if clean, except NO TAN TRAYS — they are made from corn starch and can go in T&C’s compost bins
- Styrofoam food containers if clean and dry
- Peanuts (may be mixed with compostable peanuts)
Which Styrofoam is NOT Accepted
- Hot tubs or hot tub covers
- Styro from the beach
- Pink or blue insulation foam
- Foil-covered foam
- Insta-pak foam
- Soft (squishy) foam
- Styro with glue, attached cardboard or screws
- Styro with mold growth
- Tan meat trays (take to T&C)
CDs and DVDs must be loose — no cases.
A donation is requested to defray the event costs. 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!
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS:
Bay Hay and Feed – host site, provider of used bags
Safeway – transporter of filled bags and provider of new bags
UCB Biosciences – monetary contribution
Kitsap Solid Waste – holding boxes
This event, now in its tenth year, would never have been possible without the participation of Howard Block, owner of Bay Hay and Feed. In addition to hosting the event, over the years he has trucked hundreds of bags of Styrofoam to Styro Recycle in Kent on regular business trips to the area.
The CDs and DVDs are sent to GreenDisk.
Kitsap Solid Waste’s usual July collection has been canceled.
Their next collection will most likely be the last Saturday in December.