The two types of polystyrene are solid and foamed and are commonly used in packaging processes.
Solid polystyrene may be items such as yogurt tubs, while foamed polystyrene may refer to the airy frames used to wrap delicate furniture or objects, especially when requiring transport
What is Veolia’s offering?
Veolia offers collection, transfer and disposal services for this stream, and the details around which equipment would be best suited to your needs can be found here.
Veolia advises all clients to undergo a site waste assessment prior to their selection of equipment and schedules to receive best value for our services.
Why choose Veolia for your polystyrene waste management?
Due to its low weight, high volume nature, Veolia has found the most effective way to recycle this stream is to install an onsite compactor that will morph the material into briquettes, enabling optimal transport. Veolia has a network of sorting and recycling centres that we then use to ensure your polystyrene is recycled to create plastic products such as electronics and toys.
For one of our clients, Sydney Markets, the introduction of a polystyrene extruder at one site has helped them recycle 50 tonnes of the material per annum, which is equivalent to 500 truck loads.
Want to learn more about how your polystyrene waste can enable the circular economy?
Learn more about how your polystyrene waste can be recycled by visiting our sorting and recycling page.