Styrofoam collection and processing supports more than a full-time job at St. Vinnie's.
Styrofoam collection and processing supports more than a full-time job at St. Vinnie's.

Individuals: Deliver recyclable styrofoam to the donation center at any St. Vinnie's store. See locations below.

Businesses: We set up business accounts to accept/pick up large quantities of Styrofoam. To discuss this call 541-743-7191 and ask for Daven.

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Styrofoam Recycling

We shred and compress Styrofoam (#6 Expanded Polystyrene) into dense logs, making it more cost-effective to transport to recyclers. 

Styrofoam peanuts which are packaged in transparent bags can be reused or resold at our retail stores.

How to Recycle Styrofoam

Individuals can still recycle small amounts of Styrofoam for free! 

Individuals with a supersack* of Styrofoam or less, drop it off any St. Vinnie’s store for FREE recycling!  Click for drop off locations.

*Note a supersack is roughly 4ft x 4ft x 4ft or 64 cubic feet.

If you are an individual with more than a supersack worth of styrofoam (64 cubic feet), you can still drop it off at our donation centers, but there will be a $10 fee per supersack of styrofoam.

supersack of styrofoam 

What We Accept:

White block styrofoam with the #6 recycling symbol. And/or styrofoam packing peanuts.

 Packing peanuts must be packaged in their own transparent bag as pictured, lower left.

NO: wet or dirty Styrofoam

NO: urethane or "spray" foams

NO: food containers clean or dirty

NO: shredded, crushed or small broken pieces

It's Affordable for Businesses!

1. Businesses and must set up a recycling account. Call (541)743-7191 or inquire by email (it’s fast & free)

2. Businesses must place Styrofoam in Supersacks (we loan these to collect styrofoam for free!)

3. Businesses must request a pickup OR drop off directly to our warehouse location during drop off hours: M-F  9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm at 135 N Cleveland St, Eugene 97402


Fees for businesses are as follows:

$10 per supersack or pallet of block Styrofoam and/or packing peanuts. (Packing peanuts need to be secured in their own clear or transparent bag)


Let Us Pick it Up!

Let us save you time and labor. We can drive to your business and pick up your Styrofoam for an additional $50 (slightly more for out of town).

You must have an existing recycling account to request a pickup. To set up an account call 541-743-7191 and ask for Daven, or inquire by email.

Once you have a recycling account, call dispatch to arrange pickup: (541)345-0595