Cellecta's foam shippers and cardboard shipping boxes are both 100% recyclable.
EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam shippers can easily be recycled into new foam packaging or durable consumer goods. You can recycle your EPS packaging by taking it to a specified drop off location (a program may NOT exist in your area). You can also recycle your EPS via the mail back program with our partner, Cold-Ice.
If there is no EPS recycling in your community, please send your EPS via the U.S. Postal Service or other carrier to the nearest mail-back location.
Average shipping fees range from $1.50-$9.00 based on the total packaging weight and volume. Since expanded polystyrene is extremely light weight (98% air) it can be economically shipped to a regional location.
Considering that the average car gets approximately 15-20 miles per gallon (mpg) at $3.50 to $4.00 per gallon, the postage cost to return EPS for recycling is often an economical, environmentally-friendly choice depending on the distance covered to reach the closest community drop-off location.
To maximize your EPS recycling efforts via the mail-back option, we recommend the following:
To find EPS recycling locations to drop off or mail EPS containers, visit the resources below: