cardboard box with styrofoam packing materials on wood floorHate to throw away all the Styrofoam your kids open over the holidays? According to reports from the Society of Environmental Journalists, Styrofoam can take up 30 percent of the space in some landfills!

Montgomery County Environmental Services is coordinating with the Centerville-Washington Park District and the City of Centerville to organize a Styrofoam recycling event.

The first 50 participants will receive a coupon for a free Bill’s Donut. The first 200 participants will receive a ‘swag bag’ of environmental goodies.

Between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, anyone can bring Styrofoam to Activity Center Park, where volunteers will unload their vehicles. Those dropping off do not ever need to leave their vehicle. This event is open to the public, regardless of where you live.

“This is the first time Montgomery County has held an event for recycling Styrofoam. The timing is perfect to gauge interest and we hope families will hold onto the packing material they may have leftover after the holidays,” said John Woodman, Montgomery County Environmental Services Program Specialist.

Environmental Consultant, ECO Development, will transport the collection to its facility in Mason, where the material will be processed and eventually recycled into products like surfboards, picture frames and coat hangers.

Acceptable Styrofoam:
  • White clean foam
  • Furniture and appliance packaging foam
  • Block form foam
  • The foam should be marked with recycling #6
Styrofoam with any of the following is not acceptable; please remove prior to drop off:
  • Food or drink remnants
  • Stickers
  • Tape
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