How can I recycle foam boxes from keep cool products?

I receive a 1ft X 1ft styrofoam box every month with my prescriptions needing refrigeration from a pharmaceutical in another state. I hate to through them into the land fields. Any ideas as to how to repurpose them all be appreciated. Thank you in advance for your ideas.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 07, 2017
    Heres one that may work for you...

    • Tia Tia on Feb 08, 2017
      Making planters is a great idea! Thank you. With a new box every month I would still have to much styrofoam to deal with though.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Feb 07, 2017
    If you have a city or county recycling center you should contact them to see if they can accommodate the items you have. Many of these centers have specific companies who regularly collect styrofoam and other unusual products instead of having people throw them in the trash.

  • Lisa Petersen Lisa Petersen on Feb 07, 2017
    You can cut and carve styrofoam with a serrated knife (plain knives make a mess and break the foam). Don't use a hot glue gun on it, it melts and leaves holes in the foam. Hopefully, these tips will help...

  • Tia Tia on Feb 07, 2017
    My city doesn't have styrofoam recycling. I've been told it can be crushed an added to soil but the soil here doesn't need that. Any other thoughts?

  • JEWEL C JEWEL C on Feb 08, 2017
    L garden in containers, big ones like half barrels and plastic garbage cans. Saves on old bones. You can break up the Styrofoam and use it for filler in the bottom of the containers.

  • Tia Tia on Feb 08, 2017
    Good idea! Thanks

  • Chr4787838 Chr4787838 on Feb 10, 2017
    You could also check to see if your local food bank would like them. Since they keep cold food cold . Also local churches may be able to use them for the same reason. I am going to see if my church is interested in mine and the cold gel packs that also come in the containers.

    • Jennifer Jennifer on Feb 10, 2017
      That's what I was going to say , some feed the homeless shelters will use them in handing out food on the streets. You could also try storing photos or papers in them.

  • Ronda Torbic Ronda Torbic on Feb 11, 2017
    If you have a large freezer with a lot of empty space use the blocks to take up the space to make the freezer run more efficiently.

  • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Feb 15, 2017
    I used a few as fake Christmas presents on the lawn near an evergreen. I used red duct tape to resemble ribbon and topped them with big red bows purchased at Walmart (I think). I also have put a hole near the top of both sides, put some plastic rope with a knot on the inside (both sides.) and voila, a handle for carrying food to the beach or a picnic. I've actually left a few at my church so they could use them as they like. I know they DO build up; And the ice packs, too!

  • Ronda Kuhn Gehr Ronda Kuhn Gehr on Feb 17, 2017
    I cut pieces and use in silk flower arrangements

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Feb 25, 2017
    how about putting a few together to make them bigger use in winter to shelter fearral cats

  • Mld Mld on Feb 26, 2017
    Yes, larger ones are great homes for cats. Duck tape the lid then cut an opening in the end just large enough for the cat to get in. Keeps them nice & warm.

  • Lyn17959269 Lyn17959269 on Feb 27, 2017
    Amazing ideas! My friend taught art to preschoolers and she gathered up lots of styrofoam along the roadside (garbage day) and she and the kids made boats! Of course at some point the boats come to their end, but....