What should I do with my Styrofoam?
The market for used Styrofoam in New England is very limited at this time and no curbside program collects it. Styrofoam packaging peanuts are quite expensive to purchase, and the best way to recycle clean and dry peanuts is to take them to a business that will reuse them, such as UPS Store on Thoreau Street. If you do throw them away, they must be placed in a securely tied bag, or they may end up all over your neighborhood.

Styrofoam block that comes with new products, such as computers and small household appliances, can be recycled at the Drop-off Days sponsored by ReUsIt and Concord Public Works each spring and fall if it is clean and dry. For information and Drop-off dates call Concord Public Works at 978-318-3240. Clean Styrofoam cups, trays, and takeout clam shells will also be accepted on DropOff Days.

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1. Does Concord have a dump where I can take my trash?
2. Is there a place where I can drop off recyclable materials?
3. How do I dispose of hazardous materials?
4. How do I safely dispose of items that contain mercury?
5. What should I do with my Styrofoam?
6. How can I recycle plastic flowerpots?
7. How do I dispose of my old fire extinguisher?
8. What happens to the bottle deposit when I put deposit bottles and cans in my recycling bin?
9. What should I do with my old cell phone?