Did you know that your foam trash can be turned into picture frames and surfboards? Recycled foam #6 is used to make a variety of everyday items, and recycling it is easy – once the foam products are collected, they are compacted into dense bricks and then converted into pellets that can be used to make new products. Visit to learn more about foam recycling and to find a recycling location near you. While you’re there, get inspired by stories from citizens who are committed to saving the planet, one recycled foam cup at a time!

Recycling foam is easy with programs like Dart Container’s CARE (Cups Are REcyclable) and Recycla-Pak. Whether you are a small business, a large corporation, a school, or an individual, Dart provides a convenient way of recycling, which protects the environment by reducing greenhouses gasses and landfill use. Recycling benefits you and your business by saving you money and stabilizing the economy. Some schools have experienced 20-40% savings on material collection fees.


CARE (Cups Are REcyclable)

Dart’s CARE (Cups Are REcyclable) Program makes recycling polystyrene foam food-service products easier for its customers. For an affordable monthly lease, the program can help large users of foam food-service products separate foam from non-foam products, consolidate the collected foam into the least amount of space, and arrange for it to be recycled. Once the collected foam is sent to the CARE Program’s densifier where it’s compressed, it can be recycled into picture frames, crown molding, and many other products.



RCP1The Dart Recycla-Pak program is a convenient and a cost-effective way for any Dart customer to recycle foam cups. It’s simple – all you need to do is purchase a specially designed Recycla-Pak corrugated collection bin and you can start recycling foam cups right away.

The Recycla-Pak collection bin doubles as the shipping carton used to return the collected cups for recycling at a Dart or industry recycling facility. The bins are divided to keep the collected cups neatly stacked. The idea is to maximize the number of cups that will fit into the bin as well as discourage users from depositing anything but their used foam cups.