Residual waste
collections

Polystyrene

NEW AT THE MUNICIPAL YARD!

Recycling bins for polystyrene now accessible
at all times!

No more waiting for opening hours to dispose of polystyrene items…
Bring them to the municipal yard (25 Claude-Jodoin Street) whenever you want! Our recycling bins are now accessible at all times!

3 TYPES OF POLYSTYRENE

1) PACKAGING POLYSTYRENE

  • Protective packaging for:
    -  Electronic appliances
    -  Household appliancesa
  • Seedling trays, flower pots and winter protection for plants

2) CONSTRUCTION POLYSTYRENE

  • Insulation panels (white, pink, blue and green)


3) FOOD PACKAGING POLYSTYRENE

  • Coffee cups
  • Plates
  • Utensils
  • Egg boxes
  • Yogurt cups (PS no6 identified)
  • Food packaging trays
  • Coffee creamers
  • Clear glasses and hinged-lid containers (clear thermoformed hinged-lid containers, take-out packaging)

Before depositing your polystyrene,
don’t forget to…

  • Remove all labels
  • Take off all adhesive tapes
  • Remove all absorbent pads
  • Clean all containers
  • Remove all contaminants: nails, glue, tar, staples, etc.



Polystyrene is recyclable!

Polystyrene, which previously had to be  disposed of in the household garbage collection, is now collected and recycled by the Town of Kirkland.

The collected polystyrene will be recycled and reused in the production of expanded plastic items and/or transformed to be used in the production of hard plastic items.