Recology CleanScapes offers Des Moines residents Styrofoam™ collection at the curb.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of Styrofoam™ will you collect?
A: Block Styrofoam™ is accepted for recycling. Styrofoam™ packing peanuts will not be collected.

Q. How do I get my Styrofoam™ collected?
A: Submit a Special Recycling Item Collection Request Form, call 206.762.4900 or email us to schedule a pickup.

Q: How do I package the Styrofoam™?
A: Place Styrofoam™ blocks in a clear plastic bag clearly marked “Styrofoam™” and set out on the curb by 7 am. Clear bags are also available for free at Des Moines City Hall, 21630 11th Avenue S, Suite D. Please do not set out Styrofoam™ packing “peanuts”. These will not be collected.

Note: Because Styrofoam™ is light, it is best to set it out in the morning, rather than the night before. On windy days, it is advisable to secure it with a brick, rock, or stake, or by tying multiple bags of Styrofoam™ together.

Q: Will I be charged for this service?
A: No, there is no charge. Recology CleanScapes is offering this service free of charge to single family residences with a Recology CleanScapes account.

Q: Can I place packing peanuts in the collection bag?
A: No, only larger pieces of block Styrofoam™ are accepted at this time.

Customers can also drop off block Styrofoam™ at The Recology Store in Highline.