How to dispose of Polystyrene / Styrofoam

Polystyrene foam is also known as Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) or styrofoam, and includes slabs of packaging foam, packaging peanuts/pellets, bean bag filling, as well as food containers and boxes.

Polystyrene is a plastic compound and does not biodegrade in landfill. Therefore it is important to mindfully dispose of this material.


  • Return to Collection Point

    Drop off for recyling at a Collection Point

    There are specific drop off and collection facilities for the recycling of polystyrene. For individuals, check with your local council for your nearest drop-off location. For businesses, check with Business Recycling (
  • General waste

    Dispose of in rubbish bin

    Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin, especially if it is contaminated, coloured, loose (like bean bag filling) or large. Check with your local council about how to safely dispose of polystyrene.