Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) generally cannot be collected in your council recycling service. Generally only larger industrial quantities are recycled in Australia.
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a lightweight, rigid cellular plastic that is used widely as a packaging medium. Its shock absorbing characteristics lend it to uses as storage and transport of fragile and expensive items such as electronic equipment, chemicals and wines.
Drop Off facilities for Polystyrene
Expanded Polystyrene Australia is the national EPS Industry Group. They are the drivers behind collection facilities in the capital city of each mainland state. These facilities are capable of accepting all types of EPS from both packaging and building applications. To find out where the collection facility is in your state, visit the Expanded Polystyrene Australia website.
Drop off locations for Polystyrene Foam
10 drop off businesses match on Polystyrene Foam within approx 60km of Knox VIC
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Pick up locations for Polystyrene Foam
12 pick up businesses match your query on Polystyrene Foam
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|Business Name||Details||Picks up||Fees||Approved||Provider|
|Unipod||1. Establish how much room you have to store your polys...||Vic||May apply|
|Transfield Metal Recycling||We can pick up but prefer larger quantities are transpo...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal||Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|The Disposal Crew||Click Business Name for details||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service||We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Control Bin Hire (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.||Pick up from South East Melbourne and surrounding subur...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd||REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r...||Nationally||May apply|
|REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd||Click Business Name for details||Vic||May apply|
|Corio Waste Management Pty Ltd||Corio Waste Management can provide all or part of its t...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|rapid waste management services Pty Ltd||we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit...||Vic||May apply|
|Need A Skip Now||Customers need to order our bins, which are delivered o...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Big Bin Hire||We generally hire skip bins for 3 days and pick up on t...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
- EPS is comprised of 98% air.
- EPS is derived from a non-renewable resource - oil.
- Polystyrene is a type of plastic.
Confusion with polystyrene
- Some polystyrene materials such as foam cups, trays or foam packaging are marked with this symbol.
- This symbol is part of the Plastic Identification Code.
- This code identifies the type of plastic the product is - not if it can be recycled.
- People often confuse the 'plastic identification code' for the general recycling symbol (mobius loop), which involves three chasing arrows.