Styrofoam & Packing Peanuts

Polystyrene (Styrofoam)

Reduce polystyrene or Styrofoam use when possible. As an alternative, use table settings and containers that are reusable or designed to be composted. At restaurants, you can ask for leftovers to be packed in aluminum foil, which is more easily recycled. In addition, use reusable containers to store leftovers, snacks or meals. Polystyrene food and beverage containers can be dropped off at the following locations:

DPW Recycling Drop-Off Site 1800 E. State Road
East Lansing, MI
(517) 337-9459  Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dart Container
432 Hogsback Road
Mason, MI
(517) 676-3800
24 hours / 7 days
Dart Container 2148 Depot St. 
Holt, MI
 (517) 676-3800 24 hours / 7 days
St. Johns Lion Club
N. Swegles Street and E. Steel Street
St. Johns, MI
Charlotte Area Recycling Authority
201 Hull Street
Charlotte, MI
(517) 541-0151
Tuesday, 10 a.m. - Noon, 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Recycle! East Lansing

Packaging Peanuts

There are currently no recycling options for packaging peanuts. You can reduce the use of packaging peanuts by packaging items in commonly recycled material such as shredded paper or crumpled newspaper. Packaging peanuts can be dropped off for reuse at the following locations:

UPS Stores

2843 East Grand River
East Lansing, MI
(517) 351-8188
3105 South Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lansing, MI
(517) 887-2009
5859 Mall Court
Lansing, MI
(517) 321-1188
503 Mall Court
Lansing, MI
(517) 664-1855 (Frandor Mall)
4912 Marsh Road
Okemos, MI
(517) 347-0300
Pak Mail
4150 Hunsaker Street
East Lansing, MI
(517) 324-9699
Mail Ports Plus
2361 North Cedar Street
Holt, MI
(517) 699-2174
Delphi Stained Glass
3380 East Jolly Road
Lansing, MI
(517) 394-4685