Foam products (Styrofoam) are not recyclable through the Kent County residential recycling program. While foam is a type of plastic, foam proves to be a difficult material to process in a sorting facility due to its tendency to crumble and cling to other material.
Please use the listed drop-offs below for foam cups, plates, “to-go” containers, egg cartons, ice chests, rinsed meat trays, protective packaging foam, white-beaded style blocks & sheets, packing peanuts, or other packaging materials such as bubble wrap and bubble-lined envelopes.
Arvron4720 Clay Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Accepts non-food, clean, block-style Styrofoam only.
Atlas EPS8240 Byron Center Ave.
Byron Center, MI 49315
Accepts used polystyrene foam including ice chests and protective packaging foam. No food grade foam.
Michigan Foam1820 Chicago Drive SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
Accepts non-food, clean, dry, white-beaded style Styrofoam. Remove all tape and stickers.
Accepts clean, square foam blocks or sheets, packing peanuts, and bubble wrap.
Plastic Film Recycling
Offers a directory of local collection sites for recycling plastic film such as plastic grocery bags, air pillow packaging, plastic produce bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, and plastic product overwrap. Be sure to look for a recycling symbol ♻ or label such as the one below as not all plastic film is recyclable.
Accepts bubble wrap, air pillow packaging, Instapak foam packaging, and polyethylene foam packaging.
Accepts clean packing peanuts, air packs, and bubble wrap for reuse.
Multiple locations. Individual store policies may vary.