Styrofoam is a trade name for expanded polystyrene (EPS). Styrofoam is hard to recycle because it takes up so much space relative to its weight, so shipping it to a recycler does not provide much return on investment.
There are no recycling programs for Styrofoam peanuts. Consider reuse instead.
Styrofoam peanuts can be donated to a store that ships packages like The UPS Store (800/789-4623) or you can reuse it as your own packing material. Northcoast Recycling at 1305 Lloyd Road in Wickliffe (440/943-6968) accepts Styrofoam peanuts.
See more about Styrofoam Blocks and Styrofoam Containers.
Are you a business? Extreme Green Recycling at 1321 Lloyd Road in Wickliffe (440/487-3030) picks up different grades of non-food Styrofoam from businesses. The material is densified into Styrofoam bricks and sold to manufacturers to be made into insulation, picture frames, or crown molding. They also make Styrofoam beads that are sold to a local stuffed toy manufacturer. See a list in our Business Recycling Directory.