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Posted on: October 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Exciting Recycling Opportunity: Styrofoam Collection Day,

Styrofoam food containers stacked in a pile

The SAD News

The Lebanon Solid Waste Facility is unable to accept styrofoam in its recycling center. Unfortunately, it must be disposed of as regular trash. 

The GOOD News

Sustainable Lebanon is partnering with the Lebanon Rotary Club to offer a polystyrene (styrofoam) collection day on Saturday, October 30, from 9am to 11am at 227 Mechanic Street in Lebanon (behind Jake’s Coffee).

All types of foam will be collected for recycling. Polystyrene #6 (EPS), #4 LDPE (EPE), and #6 XPS insulation board foam will be driven to a recycling facility in Palmer, Massachusetts. This includes packaging foam used for TVs, computers, and other appliances, as well as foam coolers. All other foam, including clean food containers, egg cartons, cups, and packing peanuts will be recycled via Terracycle. Please also consider contacting local shipping and packaging centers to donate packing peanuts for reuse first.

  • Please make sure that all tape and labels are removed and all foam is clean, dry, and free of food residue or other debris.
  • A donation of $15 per person is respectfully requested to support the cost of transportation, however, no one will be turned away.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Liane Avery at This event will happen rain or shine. No one will be turned away, so please come to recycle your styrofoam even if you can't afford the requested donation!

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