Following Roswell Mayor and Council approval on Monday, polystyrene recycling is now permitted in the city, and on Friday the Roswell Recycling Center will be accepting polystyrene from Roswell residents. There is no charge for this service. The center is located at 11570 Maxwell Road.
Here's more per a City press release issued Thursday:
Polystyrene is a form of Styrofoam most commonly found as packing material surrounding electronics and furniture. In general, the acceptable form of polystyrene is a somewhat rigid material formed into larger pieces and distinguished by the snapping sound that it makes when broken into pieces.Accepted:
- Packing materials surrounding furniture
- Packing materials surrounding electronics
- Polystyrene that “snaps” when broken
- Clam shell containers
- Packing peanuts
- Food trays
- Egg cartons
- Other disposable foodservice items
Roswell residents should bring polystyrene to the Recycling Center clean and with no adhesive or tape attached to it. Any labels should be removed. If possible, it should be bagged or boxed and given to an employee of the Recycling Center.
Polystyrene was the second-most requested material, according to a survey of Recycling Center customers in the spring of 2012. The most-requested was latex paint, which the Recycling Center began accepting in November of 2012.
The Roswell Recycling Center is open seven days a week: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.;Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.