Bi-Monthly Electronic/Styrofoam/White Goods Recycling
The FIRST and THIRD Saturday of the month is electronic and styrofoam #6 recycling from 9am-noon held at DPW. Click below for more details on the electronic recycling program. Please check main calendar on front page of website for specific dates.
Recycling will take place bi-monthly from 9am-noon at the Department of Public Works yard off Berkeley Avenue, near the new Municipal Complex. Coming from Plainfield Avenue, go past the old Town Hall and take your first right onto Berkeley Avenue. Coming down Park Ave from Mountain Avenue, Berkeley Avenue will be on your left just before the old Town Hall.
Please bring proof of residency and please arrive with sufficient time as it ends promptly at noon. You do not need to get out of your car; please wear a mask and DPW employees will take the items out of your car for you.
With the rise of plastic pollution and the movement to reduce plastic waste, the possibility of Styrofoam and foam recycling is a critical question you need answers to. We will tell you all you need to know about the fundamental issues surrounding Styrofoam and foam recycling today.
Technically Styrofoam is a specific brand of expanded polystyrene foam made by DuPont. Actual Styrofoam is made for construction and used as an insulation filler. Any of the foam plates, egg cartons, meat trays, cups, packaging inserts, coolers, etc. are actually expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) made from a wide variety of companies. Yet, colloquially, we still call it all "Styrofoam." Calling all these items polystyrene is starting to catch on, but Styrofoam is what everyone typically knows all of these items as. In addition to the many probable health risks that EPS foam creates, there are also several negative impacts from this material on our environment.