Mecklenburg County's
Four Full-Service Centers will now accept  Polystyrene/ rigid foam packaging containers.
Polystyrene foam is the type of material found in the packing of products such as, Microwave Ovens, Televisions, Electronics, Food Containers, Etc…

These foam materials can be recycled into usable materials but require densification first.

Mecklenburg County will use a RecycleTech XT-200E model densifier to densify the rigid foam materials before shipping to an external vendor.

From there, the densified Polystyrene can be transformed into new products. It may be ground up, melted, pulled into strands and cut into tiny pellets, which are then used to make picture frames, clothes hangers, and other products.

Recycled Polystyrene is also sometimes used in construction, making composite building materials, architectural moldings or food containers.

Click below to learn more about the added recycling enhancements to our Full-Service Recycling Centers.

Please feed our

Foam-a-saurus rex

so we can recycle your rigid foam.