In July 2018, Metro Vancouver banned white Expanded Polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, from local landfills.  Styrofoam is commonly used as a packaging material and food container.  Styrofoam is identified by #6.  Styrofoam is bulky and lightweight and takes up a lot of space in landfill and will not break down on its own.  Being a banned material at local landfills, if it is delivered to landfill, businesses can be fined for throwing it away.  Avoid a fine on your garbage and recycle your Styrofoam packaging. Urban Impact will make it easy for you to divert it from landfill.   

Recycling Services

Urban Impact has a Cost-Effective Solution for Expanded Polystyrene (Styrofoam) Recycling

Urban Impact is committed to helping and supporting our customers move towards Zero Waste and their sustainability goals.  Urban Impact is pleased to offer this new service that will expand our customers options for recycling their waste. 

Do you have large volumes of Styrofoam?

Do you have large volumes of Styrofoam?  No problem, Urban Impact makes recycling Styrofoam easy.  Because it is brittle and can crumble and break, it needs to be kept separate from other recyclable materials. 

Please note, the Metro Vancouver Styrofoam ban does not include all types of Expanded Polystyrene.  The ban is only on the white packaging type material.  It does not include a ban on Styrofoam food and beverage containers and it does include any Styrofoam that has been treated, soiled or painted.  

Contact Urban Impact today to arrange for a regular scheduled or an on call service for Styrofoam packaging.  Urban Impact can offer convenient containers to collect the material or we can provide a pick up services if the Styrofoam is bagged.   If you would prefer to bag your Styrofoam, please use a large clear bag. 

Please note, we currently don’t provide Styrofoam recycling services in Calgary at this time.

Avoid a surcharge on your garbage, recycle your Styrofoam today!

Urban Impact offers Styrofoam recycling services for all customers.  We can provide a regular scheduled service or if you prefer, we can provide an on call service as you accumulate the material.  It's easy to get started, contact us!  Getting a quote is quick and easy. 

Recycling Services

Styrofoam Recycling Containers

96 Gallon Tote

30” (H) x 35” (D) x 43” (W)


30”D x 60”L x up to 48"H

Mega bag

36" (H) x 36" (D) x 36" (W)
Recycling Services

Downloadable Styrofoam Recycling Label

Identify your Styrofoam recycling bins with this handy label
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