EPS Foam Recycling

Next date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Volunteers collect EPS foam for recycling

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam and electronics recycling is available to Kalamazoo once every quarter. Residents can drop off any amount of the accepted materials during collection times. Volunteers will be set up in the parking lot of Mayors' Riverfront Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on collection days. The program is only possible with help from dedicated volunteers- join us in thanking them when you drop off your EPS foam! 

  • Saturday, April 22 - at Mayors' Riverfront Park and KVCC Oshtemo Campus
  • Saturday, July 22 - at Mayors' Riverfront Park and KVCC Oshtemo Campus
  • Saturday, October 28 - at Mayors' Riverfront Park and KVCC Oshtemo Campus
  • Saturday, December 30 - at Mayors' Riverfront Park only, no electronics

EPS Foam Guidelines

ACCEPTED:

  • Foam labeled with a 6 symbol only
  • Food containers must be rinsed, wiped, or cleaned
  • Material should break if you bend it

NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Styrofoam or sheeted insulation
  • Straws or lids
  • Packing peanuts

Electronics Guidelines

Thanks to a partnership with Schupan, you can bring old unwanted electronic items for recycling too! Most items are recycled for free, but CRT and LCD monitors and TVs will have a $10 processing fee. Electronics recycling is available at Mayors' Riverfront Park only. 

ACCEPTED:

  • Computers, laptops, servers
  • Printers and scanners
  • Modems and cable boxes
  • Mobile devices and tablets
  • Other consumer electronics
  • CRT monitors & TVs, LCD monitors & TVs* (accepted with a $10 processing fee)

NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Smoke detectors
  • Items containing liquid or freon
  • Glass, rubber, or paper

 

 

EPS Recycling at Bee Joyful

Have some EPS foam but just missed a collection? Bee Joyful on the Kalamazoo Mall downtown accepts EPS foam for recycling year-round. 

When

  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 31, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 22, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 30, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Location

Mayors' Riverfront Park, 251 Mills Street, Kalamazoo, 49048, View Map

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