It doesn’t go in the Blue Box or Green Bin

Help protect the environment by keeping Styrofoam and plastics out of landfill and our waterways!

Styrofoam containers that are not free from food remnants or liquids go in Clear Bag Garbage.

Markham residents can drop off clean Styrofoam at any Markham Recycling Depot. Styrofoam is collected, processed and recycled into new products, like picture frames and crown moulding.

What’s Accepted:

  • Food Containers - remove food, liquids and rinse clean before recycling
    • Meat Trays (remove absorbent pads)
    • Cups, bowls, plates
    • Clamshell/burger box
    • Egg cartons
    • Takeout containers
  • Large, rigid pieces of Styrofoam used as protective packaging for electronics and appliances (remove labels, tape and cardboard)

Not Accepted – place these items in Clear Bag Garbage

  • Unwashed Styrofoam food containers
  • Packing peanuts
  • Flexible packing sheets
  • Craft/florist foam
  • Pool noodles
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