Marilyn Lauderdale, owner of Styro Recycle LLC in Renton, says her company provides a free foam drop-off service for residents and businesses in and near Renton.
Picking up dinner at your favorite restaurant may leave some to wonder whether they can recycle the foam takeout containers and cups these delicious meals were preserved in. A common misconception in America is that foam, often mistakenly called Styrofoam, cannot be recycled but that is not the case. Foam is being recycled every day and there are businesses creating programs to make it easy for you.For instance, Styro Recycle LLC, provides a free foam drop-off service for residents and businesses in the Renton, Washington area. The drop off site and pickup service has not only created jobs in our region but it has also given the public options for recycling their foam products, like the foam used to ship new electronics and foam food containers. Once the foam is collected from businesses, organizations and residents it is ground up, compacted into blocks, which are then manufactured into plastic products such as: premium picture frames, crown moulding, light switch covers and other plastic products. This year alone, we plan on recycling well over 500,000 pounds of foam.