Second Styrofoam recycle event is Saturday in Edmonds

Jul 13, 2018
Courtesy of: WSU Snohomish County Extension Workers bag up some of the 38 cubic yards of plastic foam collected in Edmonds last month.

Last month, more than 40 people contributed 38 cubic yards of Styrofoam to collection event at Edmonds Public Works.

If you missed that event, you have another one Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., also at Edmonds Public Works, 7110 210th St. SW, Edmonds.

This event is free, but is specifically for Republic Services customers in the Edmonds, Lynnwood and Woodway areas and made possible by a partnership between WSU Sustainable Community Steward Outreach Program, Republic Services, and City of Edmonds.

Accepted plastic foam materials include block packaging, food “to-go” containers, food trays, expanded polyethylene foam and packing “peanuts” (peanuts need to be bagged in clear bag).

All materials must be empty, clean (no dirt or stains) and dry, with no stains, and have all tape or labels removed.

Materials collected at this event will be transported to Styro Recycle in Kent, where they will be recycled and made into new products.

For more information about this event or specific questions on what types of plastic foam can be accepted, check out WSU’s Sustainable Community Stewards Facebook page or website (tinyurl.com/wus-scs).

For additional questions contact Heather Teegarden at heather.teegarden@wsu.edu or call 425-357-6027.

 

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