Foam products (Styrofoam) are not recyclable through the Kent County residential recycling program. While foam is often a type of #6 polystyrene 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. Some of the sites listed have specific material they will/will not accept, so please follow their guidelines to ensure their continued participation as a recycler of foam products.

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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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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