Round-Up promotes styrofoam recycling

There’s an opportunity for residents to get rid of unwanted styrofoam.

There’s an opportunity for residents to get rid of unwanted styrofoam.

The Regional District of North Okanagan will hold a free styrofoam round-up Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club on 34th Street.

Styrofoam items such as egg cartons, meat trays, containers, blocks, cups, and packing peanuts will be accepted.

After the event, the collected styrofoam will be processed using an expanded polystyrene styrofoam densification machine that heats and compresses the styrofoam and produces a dense plastic material.

If residents are unable to attend the round-up event, year-round styrofoam drop-off is available at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot and the Venture Training Centre for a $3 per bag handling fee.

The handling fee covers the cost of receiving, inspecting, storing, and transporting the collected material.

Styrofoam drop-off is also available at the Greater Vernon  and Armstrong-Spallumcheen landfills where regular refuse disposal fees will apply.