There are fewer places taking Styrofoam®, but there is a vendor who comes to the Ayer Recycling Committee’s “Recycle Your Reusables” event every October and to other “Zero Waste” events around Harvard. Use the map www.recyclemoreplastic.org/view/psmap to find other collection sites.
All vendors will take:
Bulk Styrofoam®, pre-formed packing, and coolers, white only. It must have the #6 symbol.
Some vendors will take:
Styrofoam®: Insulation board aka Owens Foamular (pink) or Dow Styrofoam (blue board). Must have the #6 symbol.
Spongy foam, white or clear only. Must have the #4 symbol.
All items must be absolutely clean and dry with all labels removed. Food containers or trays are not accepted.
Packing peanuts are sometimes accepted by stores that ship breakable items (e.g. antique stores).
This recycling tip is brought to you by the Transfer Station Committee.
Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: Monday, July 1, was the first day of Harvard’s new SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) program. Residents must now purchase an $80 sticker to gain entry to the Transfer Station. The sticker entitles residents to dispose of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and books at no charge. Residents must also purchase a supply of specially marked bags for the disposal of non-recyclable materials. Both stickers and bags are on sale now. Each week, the Press is publishing a tip to help readers reduce the volume of their trash, while increasing the volume they recycle.