A local business has teamed up with the Madison Environmental Commission to provide year-round foam plastic recycling for Madison residents and businesses.
Pack Ship n More, 300 Main St., accepts foam during store hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pankaj Mieli and Purnima P. Teli, owners of Pack Ship n More of Madison, said in an announcement about the initiative larger pieces of foam could be turned into packing peanuts.
“Our store also recycles inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, cell phones, eyeglasses, batteries, and bubble wrap,” Mieli said.
The borough said Madison continues to implement sustainability initiatives under the leadership of Madison Environmental Commission Chair Betsy Uhlman.
“We want to promote the expansion of recycling opportunities for community members,” Uhlman said.
It's not the first time Madison has teamed up with a local business for recycling initiatives. Four years ago, the environmental commission and Boy Scouts worked with PC Problems to offer an electronics recycling program.
Acceptable recyclable foam material items include white, clean expanded polystyrene (EPS), sometimes identified by the recycle symbol 6, and include packing peanuts. Furniture, appliances and electrical fixtures typically are packed in recyclable foam material, as well as food service products such as cups, meat trays and food shipping coolers.
Foam material that has been in direct contact with food or drink should be washed thoroughly.
Pack Ship n More will bring any remainder unused recyclable foam material to Foam Pack Industries in Springfield.