Recycle Styrofoam Waste & Christmas Trees at The Fairfax Companies

With holiday clean up in full swing, The Fairfax Companies, leader in sustainability, speaks out in an effort to keep Foam & Styrofoam waste out of area landfills. *Also, recycle your Christmas Tree! See details below in green text.

The Fairfax Companies’ Speedway Recycling and Landfill Facility, 7301 East Speedway, is now accepting various foam materials for recycling.

The announcement by Jason Tankersley, CEO of The Fairfax Companies, comes just as many Pima County residents are tempted to toss out tons of Styrofoam packaging that came into their homes over the holidays.

“Most people don’t realize that Styrofoam is not on the accepted list for the blue bin and tossing it curbside into a trash or recyclable container places an undue burden on area landfills,” said Tankersley.

“At Fairfax, we use densifyer equipment to condense the foam into compressed blocks which can then be recycled into new products,” Tankersley said.

To be a good steward of the environment, Tankersley offers neighbors the following advice:

  • Take the time to recycle foam waste during this holiday season and all year round at Speedway Recycling & Landfill Facility at 7301 E. Speedway (at the end of Prudence Rd).
  • Clean foam materials can be dropped off at no charge. Styrofoam mixed with any other materials will be charged at standard landfill rates of $30 per ton.
  • Accepted foam materials include: EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), XPS “Styrofoam” (Extruded Polystyrene), PSP (Polystyrene Paper, i.e. Food trays and cups), EPE (Expanded Polyethylene), and EPP (Expanded Polypropylene).
  • Polystyrene Packing Peanuts are accepted if secured in a clear plastic bag.
  • Not Accepted: PU (Polyurethane) foam (i.e. Egg-Carton Foam, used commonly in bedding padding), Biodegradable Packing Peanuts (Biofoam or corn/sorghum-based).

Approved foam products are accepted at 7301 East Speedway (end of Prudence Road) Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday 7:00 am to 2:00 pm (closed Sunday).
Questions? Call  520-290-8588.
Read more about recycling foam materials at Home For Foam.



When the lights and ornaments come down, why not keep it green? The Fairfax Companies rewards residents for being ‘green’ with their Christmas trees.

The Fairfax Companies is offering Pima County neighbors a free bag of Tank’s Organic Compost in exchange for Christmas Trees dropped off at either 5300 West Ina Rd or 7301 East Speedway Blvd between January 2nd and January 31st.

“We encourage citizens to start a new family tradition by taking simple steps that lessen our environmental footprint during the holiday season and throughout the New Year,” said Jason Tankersley, CEO of the Fairfax Companies.

There is no fee to drop off your tree as long as all lights and ornaments have been completely removed. Contaminated trees will be subject to regular disposal fees, and will not be eligible for free bag of compost.

Tankersley said his company will recycle every uncontaminated tree it receives into organic compost and other landscaping products.