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Got Styrofoam? Recycling options in Federal Way

Jeanette Brizendine is the Solid Waste and Recycling Project Manager for the City of Federal Way. She can be reached at 253.835.2771 or recycle@cityoffederalway.com, or visit www.cityoffederalway.com/recycling - Courtesy photo
Jeanette Brizendine is the Solid Waste and Recycling Project Manager for the City of Federal Way. She can be reached at 253.835.2771 or recycle@cityoffederalway.com, or visit www.cityoffederalway.com/recycling
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From staff reports:

There are a number of options available to help dispose of all the extra mess that comes in the wake of the year’s biggest holiday. With big electronics, there always seems to be large, oddly shaped pieces of styrofoam that are impossible to stuff into a garbage or recycling can. The city offers a free drop-off location at City Hall from Dec. 26 to Jan. 13. Only clean white Styrofoam blocks are accepted for recycling — no cups, foam sheeting or other plastics.

Styrofoam is also available for recycling year round at V&G Styro Recycle, 800 43rd St., Renton. Visit www.styrorecycle.com or call (253) 838-9555.

The city offers free pickup of Christmas trees on regular collection days for the weeks of Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-6. The city notes that all ornaments and lights need to be removed, and if a tree is over 6 feet tall, it should be cut in half. Decorated or flocked trees cannot be composted and will be charged as garbage, according to the city.

That disheveled wrapping paper will be collected on regular recycling collection days by the city at no additional charge. If residents experience overflow because of wrapping paper, they can place the discarded pare in cardboard boxes, paper bags or durable containers labeled “recycling.”

Food scraps and food-soiled paper can be placed in curbside yard waste containers for compost collection. The city recommends wrapping food scrap items in newspaper or paper bags, or placed in biodegradable bags. Food scraps consist of meat, bones, dairy, vegetables and the like, while food-soiled paper includes napkins, paper towels, pizza boxes and so on.

To learn more about recycling , visit www.cityoffederalway.com/recycling.

 

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