Styrofoam Recycling 101
The City of St. Albert is excited to announce it has expanded Styrofoam recycling at the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot.
Certain types of soft foam, coloured foam and meat trays are now able to be recycled along with previously accepted clean white packing blocks from electronics, appliances or furniture.
Watch the video below to learn more about what types of Styrofoam are acceptable and how to identify them:
Video length - 1:43
Download and print the Styrofoam Recycling Sorting Guide
To determine if your Styrofoam is recyclable, check the item for a #4, #5, or #6 label and bring these items to the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot. Recyclable items must be clean and dry so they don't contaminate other products.
Continue to place food take-out containers, packing peanuts and other items labelled with #7 in the Brown Garbage Cart. Items should not be placed in Blue Recycling Bags as they easily break down in the transportation process.
If you’re in doubt regarding whether an item falls on the acceptable or unacceptable list, send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org or ask our staff on-site.
Also, be sure to download the BeWasteWise app or learn more about What Goes Where.
Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot
The Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot is located beside the Public Operations building at:
7 Chevigny Street
St. Albert, AB
Last edited: March 7, 2023