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Recycle at home

No, polystyrene cannot currently be recycled at home.

Can polystyrene be recycled?

  • Polystyrene is a type of plastic which is not commonly recycled and should be placed in your bag or bin for non-recyclable waste.

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Expanded polystyrene is sometimes used for take-away food containers and to package white goods like microwaves. Polystyrene is also sometimes used for other food packaging like multi-pack yoghurts.

Some local councils accept it in recycling collections although it is unlikely to actually be recycled.

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