Drop it off: polystyrene

Expanded polystyrene (EPS), also known as Styrofoam, is used to produce items like meat trays and foam packaging, and can’t be recycled through your yellow bin.

White, rigid packaging foam can be recycled at these locations (charges may apply):

  • All Axis, 9 Maxwell Road Pooraka
    Open Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5 pm
  • Electronics Recycling Australia, 301 Grand Junction Road Ottoway
    Open Monday to Friday, 8 am to 3 pm
  • Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre, 32 Scott Creek Road, Scott Creek
    Open Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm, and weekends 9 am to 4 pm
  • NAWMA's Resource Recovery Centre, gate 3 Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North
    Open Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, and weekends 9 am to 3 pm
  • Unley Depot, 75 King William Road, Unley
    Drop off available on Mondays only, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, excluding public holidays

Before taking your polystyrene to be recycled, make sure it’s free of any sticky tape and labels, and is clean.

Foam meat trays and any packaging foam you can’t drop at a recycling centre can be placed in your landfill bin.