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Styrofoam Recycling to Begin in Santa Cruz County

Posted on: December 2, 2014 11:20 am


  1. This is great news. Has this program actually started? If so, where and when can I drop off my blocks of styro?


    • HI Ron! THANK you for your interest. We are very excited. It hasn’t started yet, but when it does you will be able to bring the blocks to the Ben Lomond Transfer Station –9835 Newell Creek Road Ben Lomond, CA. We will make every effort to get the word out when it is up and running. The machine is going through EPA approval process now, and then we’ll be up and running…. but not sure how long that will take. We’ll try to let you know directly! Nancy Macy 345-1555

  2. This page needs to include more details about the Styrofoam program — exactly what materials that are taken and the locations of the drop off sites. Then we can refer all callers here to get this information.

  3. Hi. I think what you’re doing with Styrofoam is fantastic! I would like to know as much as I can about your program in order to possibly duplicate your efforts here where I live – in Laramie, Wyoming.

    My sister is Robin Musitelli; she told me of your efforts (success) regarding Styrofoam. Bravo! I hope you prove to be a wonderful model for the entire country.

    Thanks a million!

    -Wendy Budrow
    809 Russell Street
    Laramie, WY 82070
    (307) 761-3001

    • HI Wendy! Thanks for your encouraging words! We are in the middle of testing the machine and getting EPA approval… so we will make sure to let everyone know as soon as it is in operation. Can’t do popcorn but the block styrofoam will be accepted. Delighted to hear from you! Nancy Macy 345-1555

  4. Hi,

    Just found out about this since I cleaned out my attic and found so many peanuts and packing materials! Was this ever put in motion? Where can I bring my styrofoam, Buena Vista, UCSC?


    • Hi Sarah,

      Unfortunatly the county will not support our program, the state of California in the near future will be banning
      styrofoam all together.
      VWC President Roz Alley

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