Styrofoam Recycling

Per Lynnette, our Styrofoam recycler:

www.austintexas.gov/blog/how-recycle-styrofoam

City of Austin Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center:
2514 Business Center Dr, Austin, 78744
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM Sat-7AM to noon

Hello Neighbors! My name is Lynnette. I will take your styrofoam down to the recycle center. However, I only take styrofoam. Nothing else!

If you have something else, visit here: http://austintexas.gov/what-do-i-do#

Do not drop off these items
• Most importantly: THE CITY DOES NOT TAKE PEANUTS so neither can I!
• No Hazardous Materials
• No other packing materials: sponge foam, ice packs, bubble wrap, air pillows, anything sealed inside a different material or container
• No Trash!

What Styrofoam items can be recycled?
ALL CLEAN & DRY – Raw meat/poultry/seafood trays, egg cartons, take-outs, drink cups, food containers. Packing forms & supports, all sizes. Coolers, cold-pack mailing boxes.

NEST similar shapes, tuck them inside each other. Ex: egg cartons, cups, take-out plates, etc. Saves space! Saves gasoline!

REQUIREMENTS:
• must be CLEAN. NO FOOD OR GREASE OR TRASH OF ANY TYPE
• COMPLETELY DRY
• FREE OF ANY ATTACHMENTS THAT ARE NOT STYROFOAM. i.e.: tape, wood, metal, wire, drywall, plastic, foam core (poster board), all types of sponge, paper, plastic wrappers, cardboard, string, concrete, all types of tape, etc.
• EVERY. ITEM. MUST BE IN A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG. Fully enclosed. Even big coolers. If it doesn’t fit entirely into your bag, get a bigger bag or break/cut it up. HEB has 20-count boxes, 30 gal size. Costco has 200-count cartons, 33 gal size. Bags are on her porch.
• NO BLACK BAGS. NO paper bags. I inspect the contents of each bag so they must be clear.

YES, there are a lot of requirements and I understand this may be more effort than you want to spend on styrofoam. But Please respect my efforts. Don’t bring items that don’t meet all my specifications.

Deliver to my front porch- 12011 Trianon– near Duval and Amherst, 3 big trees out front. No appointment or advance notice needed. The light is on. Come any time. 24 hrs, 7 days, 52 weeks.

**PUT ONE CHECK MARK ON THE CLIPBOARD by my door every time you deliver. The city asks me to keep track. Just one check mark for each visit, not the number of bags.

Thank you to all my supporters! I am proud to live in a community that values protecting the environment. If your neighbors want to bring their’s, have them contact me directly so they will know my requirements.

Questions? I’d love to hear from you! lynnettetyer (a) gmail.com

Mother Earth, Our Children & I thank you. Lynnette Tyer Milwood resident since 1987

Volunteer delivery drivers to the recycle center are needed. Just one load really helps.

City of Austin Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center:
2514 Business Center Dr, Austin, 78744
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM Sat-7AM to noon
www.austintexas.gov/blog/how-recycle-styrofoam