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Westborough: Central One sponsors Girl Scouts” Styrofoam collection
March 29, 2014
Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30555 will be holding its next PS 6 foam (Styrofoam™) recycling event Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tufts Machine Lot on East Main Street. For the third time, Central One Federal Credit Union will sponsor the event, which is run in partnership with ReFoamIt.
Residents from Westborough and surrounding communities can bring PS 6 (Styrofoam™) gift packaging, egg cartons, coffee cups without wraps, coolers, meat and veggie trays, take-out containers and any other foam product with PS 6 on it. All labels, paper, cardboard, and tape should be removed and food-related containers should be rinsed or washed. Clean packing peanuts will be accepted and given to a local UPS store for reuse.
Once the foam is collected, ReFoamIt processes it into compressed blocks, then small pellets that are recycled into picture frames, eyeglass frames, car bumpers and molding. It takes hundreds of years for PS 6 foam to decompose in a landfill. Recycling it removes it from the waste stream and puts it back into useful products.