Solid Waste Material Data Sheet

Plastic #6 (PS) Styrofoam/Polystyrene
Category: Plastic
Activity Type: Recycling
  • Management Issues: 

    Styrofoam/Polystyrene is typically unacceptable to include with other materials for recycling. To recycle Styrofoam/Polystyrene it usually needs to delivered to a site dedicated to accept separated and clean (no food debris) Styrofoam/Polystyrene. Unless one is willing to deliver the Styrofoam/Polystyrene to a dedicated facility, the standard option for discarding Styrofoam/Polystyrene is to dispose of it in the regular garbage.

    The link below provides additional information about management of Styrofoam/Polystyrene including potential additional recycling options. Article: Recycling Mystery: Expanded Polystyrene


Facilities That Manage Plastic #6 (PS) Styrofoam/Polystyrene


Pounds Per Unit Conversions

  • Each Pound weighs 1 pounds.
  • Each Ton weighs 2000 pounds.