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Packaging Styrofoam or Polystyrene Foam

Packaging Styrofoam or Polystyrene Foam

Polystyrene (Styrofoam) block foam is not recyclable in Fort Collins and should be disposed of in the trash.

The nearest location recycling this material is the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) in Boulder, which can accept #6 white block foam (typically used for packaging electronics). If you are not already going to Boulder otherwise, the block Styrofoam should be landfilled. 

Foam packing peanuts can be reused.

More information: The best way to handle Styrofoam is to not receive it in the first place. Contact the manufacturer of the item you received packed in foam and request they take their foam back or package their product in universally recyclable packaging, such as molded paperboard.

Accepted At:

Location Contact Information Details  
Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)

6400 Arapahoe Rd


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Other items accepted here
Trash / Landfill

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at

Other items accepted here


The information provided in this tool is compiled as a service to Fort Collins Residents. Contact information has been provided for the listed locations, and it is encouraged that you call ahead to verify the location, materials accepted, and hours of operation. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement by the City of Fort Collins.

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