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Free Polystyrene Recycling

Tue 17 Jul 2018 12:00 pm to Wed 18 Mar 2020 12:00 pm

  • Free
  • Launceston Recycling Centre on Cavalry Road, Mowbray

Did you know clean polystyrene packaging, including clean clam shell food containers and coffee cups, can be
recycled (just not via our domestic recycling)? You can simply drop it off (for FREE) at the Launceston Recycling
Centre on Cavalry Road, Mowbray, where it is melted down into bricks weighing an average of 19 kilograms
each. Polystyrene is mostly air, so melting the polystyrene into bricks reduces its volume by over 95%. Once
melted down, the bricks are then easily shipped away to be recycled into other products.