The dreaded Styrofoam. It sneaks into your life by way of product packaging, take-out containers, and mailed parcels. The next thing you know, it’s taking up space in your trash can (since Austin is not currently set up to recycle styrofoam through single stream recycling) and being carted off to the landfill. To live. Forever and ever.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. While Austin Creative Reuse also cannot accept styrofoam, you can find a new home for it with a tiny bit of effort.
Donate packing peanuts at your nearest UPS store.
You can also recycle all styrofoam (free for drop-off only) at:
Texas Disposal Systems
3016 FM 1327
Buda, TX 78610
TDS accepts styrofoam, but they must be clean of food residue, plastic film, tape and labeling and not in bags.
(Updated and accurate as of July 2015)