Polystyrene foam collection event scheduled for November 12, 2022

The City of Norman has partnered with the University Lutheran Church & Student Center to host its quarterly polystyrene foam (more commonly known as “Styrofoam”) collection event on November 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 3803 Chautauqua Avenue.

"This type of plastic petroleum product and has properties that make it recyclable but such recycling is only efficient when it can be densified," said City of Norman Environmental & Sustainability Manager Michele Loudenback.

These events are made possible by a $23,000 grant received in 2019 from the Foodservice Packaging Institute’s Foam Recycling Coalition that was used to purchase a densifying unit, which is housed at the City’s Transfer Station.

No. 6 foam will be accepted but must be “very clean,” meaning all food waste and oils should be thoroughly cleaned from the foam. Acceptable items include molded foam packaging (not peanuts) and food service pieces like clamshells, egg cartons, and cups. Residents are encouraged to bag the foam for drop-off.

Additional questions can be directed to 405.292.9731.