Saugeen Shores launches expanded Styrofoam Recycling Pilot Program

Saugeen Shores is taking part in a pilot project with Second Wind Recycling for Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) recycling. This project will start on December 28, 2020 and will last for a minimum of one year. EPS recycling will be based out of the Southampton Landfill site at 126 Concession 14.

“We are very excited for the launch of this program,” says Mayor Luke Charbonneau, “Saugeen Shores residents have expressed a desire for more recycling opportunities, so we are pleased to provide this option.”

Items that can be collected must be clean, dry, free of tape and must be marked with the #6 recycling symbol.

Accepted items include:

·         White packaging from electronics and appliances (such as TV’s, computers, microwaves, etc.)

Items not accepted include:

·         Meat trays
·         Pool noodles
·         Take-out containers, bowls and cups
·         Packing peanuts
·         Insulation panels
·         Polyethylene Foam

Styrofoam can now be dropped off for recycling at the landfill in Southampton.