Where can I recycle it?

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) generally cannot be collected in your council recycling service. Generally only larger industrial quantities are recycled in Australia.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a lightweight, rigid cellular plastic that is used widely as a packaging medium. Its shock absorbing characteristics lend it to uses as storage and transport of fragile and expensive items such as electronic equipment, chemicals and wines.

Confusion with polystyrene

  • Some polystyrene materials such as foam cups, trays or foam packaging are marked with this symbol.
  • This symbol is part of the Plastic Identification Code.
  • This code identifies the type of plastic the product is – not if it can be recycled.
  • People often confuse the ‘plastic identification code’ for the general recycling symbol (mobius loop), which involves three chasing arrows.
  • IS Recycling is a full service recycling company specialised in expanded plastic foam (EPS/EPP/EPE) recycling with reliable pick up and drop off services. IS Recycling Factory provides a convenient recycling solution for waste EPS.

  • If EPS is clean white and delivered by your own vehicle, you can drop off our factory site during trading hours. Mon – Fri (7am – 4pm), Sat (9am – 2pm). Charges may apply.
  • If EPS is wet and dirty (with glue/cement, etc) or needed to pick up by our trucks, a negotiable fee can be arranged depend on the quality, quantity and distance.
  • Please contact us on (02) 9631 4373 or send images of waste EPS to email at sales@is-recycling.com.au We provide free site survey and sample check for large industrial and commercial waste EPS.