Dart Container Opens Free, Foam Recycling Drop-Off in Thomaston

10/31/2016 2:25:13 PM

(Thomaston, GA) – Foam recycling has become more convenient for Thomaston residents. Dart Container Corporation recently launched a foam, often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam, recycling drop-off for Thomaston residents. The new drop-off is publicly accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and completely free of charge, provides an option for local residents, businesses and organizations to recycle foam labeled with a #6 chasing arrows symbol.

The Thomaston drop-off site, located at 2260 Delray Road (across the street from the Upson County Airport), will accept a wide variety of recyclable foam including foam cups, foam egg cartons, foam meat trays, foam ice chests, and foam packaging which is frequently used to protect fragile materials like TVs during shipping.

“We encourage Thomaston residents to take advantage of the new drop-off and recycle their used foam, especially this upcoming holiday season,” said Christine Cassidy at Dart Container Corporation. “Many people don’t realize that foam is recyclable. We are excited and proud to continue to promote foam recycling and offer this service.”

Once collected, the foam is recycled into many different types of products including picture frames, baseboards, and crown molding. Here are the guidelines for participation in the program:

  • Make sure foam has the #6 chasing arrows symbol on it.

  • Deposit foam in a clear or translucent bag.

  • Rinse or wipe foodservice containers free from food.

  • Remove straws, lids, tape or any other non-foam material.

  • Do not include foam-packaging peanuts (Call 800-828-2214 or visit

    www.loosefillpackaging.com for drop-off sites). 

  • For large deliveries, please call (706)647-2205.

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About Dart Container Corporation

Dart Container sets the Industry Standard of Excellence by manufacturing high quality, affordable, and safe foodservice packaging made from bagasse (sugar cane), paper, and plastic (PET 1, PP 5, EPS 6, and PS6)

while offering exceptionally reliable service and responsible environmental practices at the same time. Our portfolio of products offer a variety of positive environmental attributes for our customers to consider for their packaging needs. Dart is also working to boost recovery rates of all the products we manufacture and is widely recognized as the industry leader in creating and promoting recycling opportunities for EPS foam #6. Dart is headquartered in Mason, Michigan. For more information, visit www.dart.biz, www.HomeForFoam.com, or call (800) 248-5960.

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