Recycling expanded polystyrene

There are many kinds of foam and plastic packaging. Expanded polystyrene is made by expanding beads of polystyrene plastic (like popcorn) which are then fused together.

Expanded polystyrene can be easily identified if the beads of foam can be easily seen when foam is broken.

Recycling option

You can drop off  domestic quantities of all clean white Expanded Polystyrene Foam at our Geelong Resource Recovery Centre. This includes packaging for small and large appliances and white polystyrene fruit and vegetable boxes. There is no charge.

It can’t be recycled from your kerbside recycling bin.

Once collected, your polystyrene will be recycled and re-manufactured into domestic building products.

What can't be recycled?

  • coloured polystyrene or foam
  • meat trays or other similar food packaging
  • plastic or foam wrapping
  • tape or strapping
  • bead bag beans
  • peanut shaped loose foam packaging.

Page last updated: Thursday, 27 January 2022