I hate packing peanuts. Almost every time I order something online, it comes in a box filled with either Styrofoam, or much less frequently, cornstarch packing peanuts. I have boxes of packing peanuts in my garage. I can't put them in my recycling bins for pickup with newspapers and the like. And I don't want to put them in the ordinary trash, since they're man-made materials and should be recycled. So they pile up.
Styrofoam peanuts can be recycled at most shipping/mail houses (ie: UPS and Mail Boxes, etc.). Call to see if you can drop them off for reuse. There are no local places to recycle to-go containers or large pieces of Styrofoam; however, some local art organizations may reuse large pieces for art projects.
Thanks. Big help. Why don't you just pick them up?
Also, a memo to online stores that use Styrofoam: just quit it! Go with the air bags that Amazon and a few other companies use. Once these have served their purpose, you poke a hole in them, they collapse into next to nothing, and they can be thrown in the recycling bin.