You can recycle styrofoam FREE at the:
3020 Center St. NE, Salem
Clean, block styrofoam that snaps when folded.
- Meat Trays
- Coffee cups
- Take-out containers
- Stickers or tape on block Styrofoam
- Other flexible plastic packing foam
Drop off your styrofoam any Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While you are there, pick up a cup
of coffee and a sandwich. The
Fresh Start Market has lots of great handmade items that make perfect gifts!
They accept clean (no stickers or tape) styrofoam that snaps when folded. Colored foam is ok too, but not if it bends without snapping. Construction related foam & foam that bends without snapping is not able to be recycled. Meat trays, egg cartons, coffee cups & takeout containers are not able to be recycled.
The Fresh Start Market does not accept styrofoam peanuts, but most mailing stores accept them for free if they are clean and dry. For a complete list, type in the word "peanuts" in
our recycling guide.
This free service is provided as a community service. Please consider making a donation or helping to support the Fresh Start Market by purchasing a plant or some other item. Businesses can also participate, but they will be charged a small fee and they must make prior arrangements. For details, businesses should call (503) 588-5324.
*Donations accepted from the public. Businesses must schedule an appointment by calling 503.588.5324 and they will charge a fee.