What should I do with Styrofoam?

Styrofoam is made with petroleum, a non-sustainable and heavily polluting resource. Avoid using or buying products made of Styrofoam if you can, but if you must, there are a few alternatives. Styrofoam peanuts can be dropped off at most shipping and mail houses, such as UPS and Mail Boxes.

Call to see if you can drop them off for reuse, or check Recology’s Hard to Recycle page for more sources. Green
Citizen in Burlingame recycles Styrofoam by volume. The fee is $5.00 per 33 gallon garbage bag. They will also take
packing peanuts and other packaging materials at no charge. Some local art organizations may reuse large pieces for art projects.