Recycle Your Styrofoam Event

Styrofoam. Credit: Patch file photo
Styrofoam. Credit: Patch file photo

Note: post is from Town of Dedham's website. 

The Town of Dedham will hold a Styrofoam recycling event on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dedham Middle School front parking lot located on Whiting Avenue. 

The Town contracts with ReFoamIt, based in Leominster, MA to recycle Styrofoam, which is not recyclable through the Town’s curbside pick-up. ReFoamIt takes this material and recycles it by using a densifying machine that compacts the Styrofoam, which is made of 98 percent air and 2 percent plastic, removing the air. This product is then sold to be remanufactured for use in boats and car bumpers. Last year this event diverted a couple hundred pounds of Styrofoam from entering the landfill! This is critical since it takes over 500 years for Styrofoam to decompose in landfills. 


This event is free for residents with proof of residency required. Non-residents will be charged $10/car load.  Acceptable items include any foam with the recycling symbol 6 in the triangle and with PS underneath it. Packing peanuts are not accepted at this event, but can be taken back to a UPS store for re-use. For a full list of what is and is not accepted or for more information about this event, please visit www.dedham-ma.gov/environment.


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