Dear Trash Talker – Styrofoam cups

Dear Trash Talker,

I love coffee.  When I get one of those styrofoam cups from my favorite coffee shops – at the bottom of the cup it has the recycle symbol and a number in it.  So, I have been putting these in my recycle bin. My grandmother told me I was wrong.  Please tell me it is recyclable – I have a pound of Kona Coffee on the line.

Signed, Malachi Java

Dear Malachi,

Well, sounds like your grandmother is going to be enjoying some Kona coffee.  The symbol and number on the bottom of the cup indicates what material was used to make the cup.  It is not always recyclable.  Your best bet is to use our SCRRRA APP to find out if something is recyclable.