UW Recycling provides bags for Styrofoam recycling – a self-service program. For large volumes, we offer two different types of clear bags:

  • One for Styrofoam blocks: 56”x60”
  • One for packing peanuts: 25”x11”x72”

Review the Styrofoam recycling guide to see what is accepted and how to use the bags.


Who is Eligible to Use This Service?

See Additional Info below.


How Early Should I Request?

Bags are sent through campus mail and typically sent within two business days.


  • This service is typically free.
  • For self-sustaining units and/or large quantities, bags are available on a case-by case basis and the cost of the bags may be recharged.


Request the Service

(NetID required)

Our form can only accept requests for up to ten (10) bags. If your department requires a larger amount, please include details in the comments section. Larger orders may be subject to a fee.

You will receive a copy of the request after submitting the form. If you do not receive a confirmation email within a few minutes, please try your request again.

UW Recycling responds to service requests within two business days. If you do not receive a response, please resubmit your request.

Log in to track your requests or make changes.


Additional Info

UW Recycling does not provide Styrofoam block bags for the following locations:

Location Instructional Sign

Kane Hall

Room 035

Magnuson Health Sciences Center

Laboratory Services
Room T-276

Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building

MolES Admin Office

North Foege Building

Bioengineering Office
bioefilo@uw.edu or 206-543-4508

South Foege Building

Genome Sciences Facilities
206-543-8948 or 206-543-5926

UW Tower

UW Tower Mail & Receiving