Styrofoam collection program

Styrofoam Drop Off Locations

Algonquin Township Road District 3702 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Open from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Village of Algonquin Public Works Facility 110 Meyer Drive Algonquin, IL  60102. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

City of Woodstock Public Works 326 Washington Street Woodstock, IL 60098. Open 7:30 am – 3:00 pm


Styrofoam Recycling Update and Guidelines 2021

We have been receiving a lot of non-recyclable and garbage items at our Styrofoam Recycling Sheds lately, particularly the Woodstock location. In order to be properly recycled, Styrofoam must be in pristine condition. Please see below: 

Styrofoam can NOT have: 
– Tape, labels, glue, or any other materials stuck to it. 
– Food condiments or waste stuck to it.

If any of these contaminants are found on foam at our sheds, the foam becomes garbage. It is time consuming for our volunteers to handle contaminated foam, especially in the cold temperatures of winter. 

It is also important to note that Styrofoam is different than other foam (i.e. soft foam packing blocks, foam sheets, etc.). We are unable to accept and recycle other foam products at this time. 

Please ensure that any foam you drop off is clean and true Styrofoam. 

Thank you!

Thank you to our many volunteers who make this program possible! We are very grateful to the Aptar Charitable Foundation’s Spring 2020 Grant that supports this collection effort for the next year!

Thank you, Aptar Charitable Foundation, for a $4,000 grant to continue our Styrofoam collection program!

Recycling Tips for Algonquin Township Residents:

https://algtwsp.com/specialized-recycling

Recycling Tips for McHenry Township Residents:

https://www.mchenrytownship.com/road-district/recycling/