Polystyrene recycling

Saving space in landfill

Polystyrene foam is bulky and does not degrade. At landfill sites, it takes up valuable landfill space over long periods of time and the foam easily flakes into smaller litter. This may escape from landfills and be dispersed over long distances, thus posing a threat to animals and marine life if they accidentally ingest it.

Our Polystyrene Recycling program

Through a grant from the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA) in partnership with the Australian Packaging Covenant, the Council now has polystyrene processing machinery.

This initiative aims to increase recycling of polystyrene and reduce waste to landfill, benefiting our community and helping small businesses save on waste management costs.

Residents and small businesses can now take their polystyrene foam boxes to the Randwick Recycling Centre for recycling. Open Monday to Friday 7 am to 2 pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Maximum quantities/size accepted: 3m3, limits will be strictly enforced.

Kindly ensure that the polystyrene is clean, without any sticky tape and dry.

Last Updated: 25 October 2022
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