Styrofoam Recycling

Styrofoam is banned from landfill on July 2018 

In July 2018, Metro Vancouver is banning white Expanded Polystyrene, commonly known as Stryofoam, from landfill.

Styrofoam is used as a packaging material. It holds your food, secures items in packages and provides insulation in homes. It’s also known as plastic #6, which you’ve seen used in plastic cups.

Styrofoam has become a significant source of waste for many manufacturers and distributors. It’s hazardous to produce.

Styrofoam is bulky and lightweight and takes up a lot of space in landfill and will not break down on its own.

Avoid disposal ban surcharges!

It's easy to recycle Styrofoam packaging.

Recycling Services

Do you currently discard Styrofoam?

In our ongoing effort to help our customers move closer to zero waste, Urban Impact is pleased to offer a new service – Styrofoam Recycling.

We’ll pick up and recycle your Styrofoam.

Have large volumes of Styrofoam?

Urban Impact makes Styrofoam recycling as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. We provide an appropriate container.
  2. We collect Styrofoam on a schedule or on-call basis.
  3. We take your material to a Styrofoam recycler.

Styrofoam must be separated from all other plastic and paper.

The Styrofoam ban does not include:

  • Food and beverage containers and packing peanuts.
  • Styrofoam that is painted, soiled or treated.

Styrofoam can be recycled and is made into picture frames, home building material, air cargo pallets, packaging, and more.

If you generate or produce large quantities of Styrofoam, contact us to get started! 

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



Avoid disposal ban surcharges!

Urban Impact offers Styrofoam Recycling Services for customers.

We'll pick up and recycle your Styrofoam.

We can provide on-call or scheduled services.

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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