Sustainable Burien Will Recycle Your Styrofoam For FREE

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Sustainable Burien wants everyone to know that they’re arranging for an innovative event on Thursday, Dec. 31st and Friday, Jan. 1st near Burien Town Square – FREE Styrofoam recycling!

That’s right folks – now you can safely and ecologically dispose of those pesky little Styrofoam critters, especially the ones that stick to you via static electricity. What a relief.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Styrofoam Recycling Event

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 31st and Friday, Jan. 1st from 1pm to 5pm both days

WHERE: An empty storefront at 457 SW 148th, across the parking lot from Bartell’s and Ace Hardware, in the northeast corner of the lot.

INFO: From their website:

West Bild, the developer of Burien Town Square, has graciously loaned us an empty store front at 457 SW 148th, across the parking lot from Bartells and Ace Hardware, in the North East corner of the lot.

For two days only we’ll be collecting clean white Styrofoam (#6 or EPS) materials, the types most commonly found with new electronic products, appliance packaging, computers and monitors, furniture packaging and picnic/shipping coolers.

We cannot accept urethane foam cushions, expanded polypropylene (EPP), foam insulation, plastic wrap, bubble wrap or hard plastics.

We reserve the right to refuse anything that doesn’t meet the guidelines.

To determine if you have the right material look for the “#6” or “EPS” inside the recycle symbol, if it’s sheet material bend it – it should break and snap with loose beads. All foreign material like plastic sheeting, tape, staples and cardboard must be removed.

All material collected will be taken to Styrorecycle where the Styrofoam is ground up, compressed and densified into blocks, which are then manufactured into products such as picture frames, TV and computer cases, office equipment and other plastic products.

Styrorecycle is on the west side of Ikea in Renton, if you’re going that way you can drop off Styrofoam for recycling at no charge. They are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm all year long.

More information available at the Sustainable Burien website.

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