Why can’t I recycle Styrofoam?

Polystyrene (commonly called Styrofoam) is a plastic that is puffed full of air, which makes it light and inexpensive to make. This is also the reason that few places recycle it.

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1. Does my recycling actually get recycled?
2. Should I take the caps off or leave them on my water bottle to recycle them?
3. Why can’t I recycle Styrofoam?
4. Why can’t I recycle plastic bags curbside?
5. Do I need to rinse before I put things in the recycling cart?
6. What do I do with broken plates and other items?
7. How can I request a replacement recycling cart?
8. How should I place my cart on the curb for pickup?
9. How should I properly store my trash and recycling carts?
10. Can someone assist me with getting my cart to the curb for collection?