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.

Arvron
4720 Clay Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
616-530-1888

Accepts non-food, clean, block-style Styrofoam only.

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Atlas EPS
8240 Byron Center Ave.
Byron Center, MI 49315
800-917-9138

Accepts used polystyrene foam including ice chests and protective packaging foam.  No food grade foam.

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Harbor Foam
2950 Prairie St SW, Suite 300
Grandville, MI 49418
616-855-8150

Accepts clean, white styrofoam.  No packing peanuts.

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Michigan Foam
1820 Chicago Drive SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
616-452-9611

Accepts non-food, clean, dry, white-beaded style Styrofoam. Remove all tape and stickers.

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PakMail
866-905-9166

Accepts clean, square foam blocks or sheets, packing peanuts, and bubble wrap.

Multiple locations.

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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.

Multiple locations.

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Sealed Air
855-773-2533

Accepts bubble wrap, air pillow packaging, Instapak foam packaging, and polyethylene foam packaging.

Mail-in program.

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UPS Store
888-742-5877

Accepts clean packing peanuts, air packs, and bubble wrap for reuse.

Multiple locations. Individual store policies may vary.

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