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Recycling of white expanded polystyrene

Each year, 10 tons of plastic from styrofoam are recovered at Recycle-Action. This avoids the unnecessary and environmentally damaging burial of polystyrene.

Who is this free service for?

  • All environmentally concerned individuals and companies

How does the polystyrene recycling program work?

  • Self-serve depot
  • The container is available anytime at 1301 Spence Avenue in Hawkesbury. Follow the signs on the building.
  • Place your polystyrene pieces in the container intended for this purpose.

A few facts about polystyrene

  • White expanded polystyrene is a plastic material used as protective packaging in many consumer products such as electronics, furniture and appliances.
  • White polystyrene is composed of 90 % air and 10 % plastic. By removing the air, we can extract and recycle the plastic.
  • In a landfill site, polystyrene will take thousands of years to decompose. It is therefore preferable to recycle it.