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Solo-style party cups

Unfortunately, this type of plastic, polystyrene is not accepted for recycling in Franklin County. As a result, party cups should NOT be put in your residential recycling bin or drop-off container, but should be disposed with your regular trash.


Not all cups are made from the same type of plastic. Party cups are made from a plastic called polystyrene. Currently there aren’t stable end users for this type of material & therefore aren’t readily recyclable.

Quick Tip

Consider participating in a mail-back program that accepts cups for recycling.  For example, Terracycle’s Solo Cup program.

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