Styrofoam Recycling Events Hosted During Holidays in Kirkland
Styrofoam, also known as EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), is often used as packaging material. In particular, during holidays people give each other gifts and this may bring the problem of Styrofoam recycling. Kirkland decided to host Styrofoam recycling events named “StyoFest” to help solve this problem. During the specific weekends from Nov. 22 this year to Feb. 28, 2014 residents can take their Styrofoam waste to the city Public Works Maintenance Center at 915 Eighth Street. They will accept clean white dry plastic foam (including clean cups and containers) from Friday 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday. However, packaging peanuts will not be accepted during the recycling events. The scheduled dates are as follows:
• Friday, Nov. 22 to Monday, Nov. 25
• Thursday, Dec. 26 to Monday, Dec. 30
• Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 to Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
• Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 to Monday, March 3, 2014
• An extended recycling event will be held after the Christmas holiday.
The recycled Styrofoam waste will be sent to a foam recycling company. The company has a thermal compactor which reduces the size of Styrofoam by crushing, heating process. What’s more, the Styrofoam recycling events are free.