Dispose of Packing Peanuts Right

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 options for Styrofoam peanuts. Consider a reuse project at home, school or the workplace.

If you choose not to reuse, place them in the regular trash for disposal.


Businesses can recycle large quantities through local specialized companies. For business locations, see the list of options below.

See more about styrofoam blocks and styrofoam containers.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.

Business Locations

The UPS Store