Where to Recycle Styrofoam or Polystyrene in the Portland-Metro

Polystyrene containers

Polystyrene containers

One of my pet peeves is how much packaging is forced upon us in our everyday lives. I understand its value in protecting items, but also know there are alternatives that are less impactful on our environment, like some of the "natural" packing materials made from paper or straw. But since we do see a lot of styrofoam or polystyrene wrapped around many things we buy, from audio equipment to meat, let's try to recycle it, instead of dumping it in the garbage. You can't recycle in your blue recycling bin, but you can take it to Regenyx, a company that recycles it by converting it back to its natural form. They do their part and then send it off for the next steps that see these materials made back into many of the things they once were. When you go to Regenyx they have signs that direct you to the recycling drop off area. They specifically want polystyrene and have a guide to show you what they accept and what they don't accept. If you're not already, please start recycling your styrofoam/polystyrene at Regenyx.


13240 SW Wall Street

Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 217-3160

Click HERE to learn more about Regenyx & polystyrene recycling