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What Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam does Plastilite accept & how do I know if what I have is recyclable?

Plastilite can recycle most white foam items that have the #6 recycling symbol on the material. However, not all EPS foam has the #6 recycling symbol.  EPS is a rigid foam, and our rule is:  IF IT BENDS, IT'S NOT OUR FRIEND.

Do I need to do anything special before dropping off or mailing my EPS?

  • Yes - Please remove all tape & labels from the EPS and remember:

  • No - Flexible Foam Wrap (this is polyethylene and does not densify)

  • No - Food Containers (this will attract critters)

  • No - Packing Peanuts (most of these are being made of starch)

  • No - Meat Trays or Styrofoam Cups (again, we don’t need those critters around here)

If you have any questions, please watch the video for more information on what we accept. 

What do I do with the items Plastilite is unable to recycle?

Items such as packing peanuts, foam cups, food containers, plastic bags, etc. can be recycled with First Star Recycling using a Hefty® ReNew bag.

Where do I bring my EPS for recycling?

1.  Metro Omaha local drop off PLASTILITE 

2.  If you are outside of the Omaha metro area, find your closest recycling center  FIND

3.  Recycling events will be happening around Omaha, please check the calendar below.

4.  Mail back:  Plastilite, Attn: RECYCLING, 4930 Battlefield Dr, Omaha NE  68152

What is expanded polystyrene EPS?

EPS is the rigid white packaging foam used to transport goods like televisions, appliances, glass items, temperature sensitive medications and perishables.

What do I need to do if my church, school, business or organization wants to hold a recycling event?

Contact Pam Ehly our Recycling Ambassador at 402.453.7500 Ext 202

Plastilite is committed to providing high-quality expanded polystyrene (EPS) products to our customers.  As a manufacturer of EPS minnow buckets, picnic coolers and insulated shippers, we are also aware of our responsibility to be good stewards of the earth and work to reduce our carbon footprint.  With that in mind, our goal is to recycle as much EPS as we produce. We have a long way to go, but we’re making great strides. See our impact report below to see how were doing.
Plastilite Environmental Impact Report for 2022

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Omaha & Surrounding Area

Local Partners in Recycling:


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