Recycling styrofoam

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I have several flat pieces of styrofoam that were packing in several furniture pieces I purchased. I hate to send them to the landfill. What can I use them for? Any creative ideas?
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  • Celticjewel Celticjewel on Feb 08, 2015
    Break up, use in bottom of large flower pots to cut down on weight. Use to stick small items in to paint, stick them on wooden dowel, if needed.
  • Lee Cunningham Green Lee Cunningham Green on Feb 08, 2015
    I actually used leftover styrofoam to insulate my shed years ago, kept it from getting too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Took a while of course but It was a good use of material that would otherwise end up in a land fill.
  • Carolynm Carolynm on Feb 08, 2015
    I donate the sheets and blocks to the art departments at high schools. They use them in art projects and as stands while working on projects.
  • Darla Darla on Feb 08, 2015
    Spray paint and use for bulletin boards.
  • Lela Gandy Lela Gandy on Feb 08, 2015
    Lela St.leonard ,Md People who do fairy or train landscaping use it to carve and create.
  • Kathi Mureen Kathi Mureen on Feb 10, 2015
    You can also use it in baskets or whatever container you have, cover with moss anywhere it shows, and pop in some dried or silk flowers, or "found" materials from tree branches with cool shapes to weeds that dry to nice colors in vacant lots, etc., and you will have a nice arrangement for a table or dresser top.
  • Kathi Mureen Kathi Mureen on Feb 10, 2015
    Oh, BTW, if you use dried weeds or seed pods, give them a quick coat of matte finish spray polyurethane to trap any allergens!
  • Robin Robin on Feb 10, 2015
    I use them as "risers" in my spice cabinets to create different levels for better visibility.
  • Sylvia Sylvia on Feb 14, 2015
    Lots of wonderful ideas! If all else fails you could always offer the stuff on Freecycle,org - folks are always moving and requesting various types of packing materials, including styrofoam, to protect their precious items during packing.
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