(Last Updated: 2/22/2022)
Packing peanuts cannot be recycled in your curbside recycling. but there are some drop-off recycling and reuse options for clean packing peanuts.
Is it Plastic or Starch? Peanuts made of vegetable starch dissolve in water. This is a good way to dispose of them if they cannot be reused. Starch peanuts are not accepted for drop-off recycling or for reuse at UPS stores.
Limited Acceptance at Some Shipping Stores: The local shipping stores below usually accept used packing peanuts, but may refuse them if they have no room. Call ahead to ask. If they cannot take your peanuts, put them in your garbageor save to try again.
UPS Stores no longer accept packing peanuts because they stopped using them as shipping material.
Contact the Bremerton Bug Museum and Nature Store to see if they can reuse your packing peanuts.
Dispose peanuts in the garbage if you cannot reuse, recycle, or dissolve them. Bag the peanuts so they do not blow away while being dumped into the garbage truck.