Hold the (Styro) Foam! April 8, 15, 22, 29

Recycling Event for Styrofoam


Recycling Events for Styrofoam blocks

MONTAGUE - Special recycling collections for Styrofoam blocks will be held on the last four Saturdays in April from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, including: April 8, 15, 22, and 29. Materials will not be accepted outside the hours of 9 a.m. to noon on those dates. Pre-registration is not required.

These free collections are only open to residents of Montague and the five villages within it: Turners Falls, Lake Pleasant, Millers Falls, Montague Center and Montague City. The collection site for these residents will be at Montague Transfer Station, 11 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls, MA. (A concurrent collection will take place in Northfield for Northfield residents only).

This special recycling event will only accept white blocks made of “Styrofoam,” or expanded polystyrene foam (EPS or PS #6).

Please note: these events no longer accept #4 LDPE foam packaging sheets or foam insulation board (XPS).

These collections will NOT accept “Styrofoam” items such as cups, plates, bowls, trays, clamshells, egg cartons, packing peanuts, or wet/dirty materials. There are no recycling options for these foam materials, and they must go in the trash. (The UPS Store in Greenfield accepts clean, dry packing peanuts for reuse.)

Please note that household recycling programs do not accept Styrofoam (EPS or PS #6) in any form. Foam blocks collected at these events will be recycled at Gold Circuit E-Cycling in Agawam, MA.

For more information, contact the Franklin County Waste District Office at info@franklincountywastedistrict.org or 413-772-2438.

MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD).

The District is an equal opportunity provider.