Government of Alberta

FAQ-Waste-Styrofoam

Styrofoam is technically recyclable, but there are few opportunities to recycle Styrofoam in Alberta. The availability of Styrofoam recycling programs and businesses will depend upon many factors such as available technologies, local markets and public support.

Does Alberta recycle Styrofoam?

There are no province-wide Styrofoam recycling programs in Alberta. And, as of now, Styrofoam goes into the landfill. However, some private plastics-recycling companies do accept Styrofoam for recycling and some municipalities may begin accepting Styrofoam as well. Contact your municipality or check your Yellow Pages for plastics recycling companies in your area for more information.

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