Henderson County Expands Recycling Options for Residents With the Addition of Foam Polystyrene Collection

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Henderson County is excited to start their Foam Polystyrene (PS) Collection Pilot Program.

On special collection event days, typically the second Tuesday of each month, Henderson County residents can now recycle clean and empty foam packaging including; meat trays, cups, take-out containers and egg cartons, as well as transport packaging used to protect TVs, appliances, furniture and other valuables during shipping. Foam products should be prepared just like other recyclables, empty and clean items should be provided for recycling.

Foam can not be recycled with your curbside recycling. 

Four simple steps to recycling foam in Henderson County:

  1. Empty the container (Rinse if the item contains food or liquid residue).
  2. Ensure containers are clean and dry. Remove any tape or stickers. Do not bag foam.
  3. Bring to the Henderson County Convenience Center during a foam collection event or bring to a Hard to Recycle event.
  4. Place in appropriate recycling.

Upcoming 2023 Dates 

Tuesday, February 14th, 7am-4pm

Tuesday, March 14th, 7am-4pm

The Henderson County Convenience Center is located at 265 Convenience Center Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28791.

Please visit hendersoncountync.gov/solid-waste/page/foam-collection-events for additional information and details on what can and cannot be recycled.

Written by the City of Hendersonville.