Can I recycle my food grade polystyrene packaging, such as egg cartons and meat trays?

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Residential polystyrene products such as egg cartons and meat trays are included in a provice-wide recycling program managed by Recycle BC. Although this material is not accepted in most curbside recycling programs, it is accepted free of charge at a number of recycling depots in communities across the province. This program also includes foam packaging material and foam take out containers. For a complete list of locations, visit the Recyclepedia or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline.

Polystyrene accepted at the depots must be sorted into colored and white foam in order to be accepted for recycling.

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