Styrofoam recycling
with Ridwell

Styrofoam pickups every two weeks

We want Styrofoam recycling to be easy, convenient, and dependable. We don’t want you to save it in your basement or miss a special pickup day.

So for Ridwell members, we are now offering add-on Styrofoam pickups every two weeks.

How it works

So, you just got a gift from your cousin. It’s artisanal cheese! …In a styrofoam cooler :(

Get your orange Styrofoam bags and keep them in a convenient place.

Fill your bags up with recyclable Styrofoam!

When your bag is full, add it onto your next regular pickup for just $9.

How large are the bags?

Our new Styrofoam bags are more than 4x larger than our Ridwell bin so it’ll fit even your bulkiest pieces!

If your Styrofoam is too tall, try breaking it into two shorter pieces! That way you can fit even more!

10 gallons

45 gallons

And you can get as many bags as you need.

New rotating categories

To make sure we are taking care of all your Styrofoam needs, we’re also introducing new rotating categories for the smaller Styrofoam that might not warrant a full Styrofoam bag. Just like other rotating categories that fit in the bin, we'll pick it up as part of your membership.

Packing Peanuts

Food containers & meat trays

Can I put it in my own bag?

We’ll only take Styrofoam that’s in one our orange Styrofoam bags.

What counts as Styrofoam?

See more details about what we can recycle here!

I’m not a member, can I get a bag?

Sorry! For now, Styrofoam pickups are open to just Ridwell members.

When will I get my bag?

Your first Styrofoam bag will be delivered on your next pickup (or with your bin and bags). From then on, whenever you get a styrofoam pickup, we’ll replace your full one with an empty one!

What if my styrofoam doesn’t fit in the bag?

Try to break it down into smaller pieces. If it sticks out a bit, don’t worry! We’ll still take it.

Do you reuse the bags?

Absolutely! We will keep them in circulation as long as possible.

Get rid of your
Styrofoam the right way.

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Other ways to recycle your Styrofoam

While we want to offer our members an easy way to get rid of their styrofoam, there are some other recycling options around the city that we know of.

Free dropoff

Free pickup