Polystyrene Recycling Hotline

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

4 drop off businesses match on Polystyrene Foam within approx 60km of Prospect SA

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
OZ Mini Bins /business/12811 10 Donegal Rd Lonsdale, SA, 5160 138.49356651306152 -35.11860976443298 Lonsdale SA 5160 138.49356651306152 -35.11860976443298
Southern Region Waste & Recycling Centre /business/15130 12 Christie Road Lonsdale, SA, 5160 138.492486 -35.1022198 Lonsdale SA 5160 138.492486 -35.1022198
Integrated Waste Services /business/16319 Lot 254 Cnr Hines and Wingfield Roads Wingfield, SA, 5013 138.5502994 -34.8365330 Wingfield SA 5013 138.5502994 -34.8365330
Adelaide Eco Bins /business/17628 P.O. Box 849 Mile End, SA, 5108 138.6456961 -34.7626398 Mile End SA 5108 138.6456961 -34.7626398
OZ Mini Bins /business/12811 10 Donegal Rd Lonsdale, SA, 5160 138.49356651306152 -35.11860976443298 Lonsdale SA 5160 138.49356651306152 -35.11860976443298

Pick up locations for Polystyrene Foam

4 pick up businesses match your query on Polystyrene Foam

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Adelaide Eco Bins We service all of metropolitan Adelaide. All waste an... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Southern Region Waste & Recycling Centre Front lift bins for paper and cardboard recycling are o... SA May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
Adelaide Eco Bins Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) May apply

About Polystyrene/Foam

  • EPS is comprised of 98% air.
  • EPS is derived from a non-renewable resource - oil.
  • Polystyrene is a type of plastic.

Confusion with polystyrene

  • PS Plastic Containers marked with 6Some 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.