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At EXPOL we have a number of recycling programmes in place which include Household Polystyrene Recycling, Building Site Recycling and Commercial Recycling

We’ve made a commitment to the environment and take responsible manufacturing seriously.  Hence the introduction of our EXPOL EARTH brand, designed to incorporate all our environmental, recycling and sustainability initiatives.


Recycling Initiatives


The Household Polystyrene Recycling Programme is a free service available to the householder at selected hardware stores nationwide. It was developed with the specific intention to give consumers a place where they could deposit their polystyrene waste. The waste must be clean, have no food residue, dirt, stickers or glue. Up to two rubbish bags full are accepted at one time.

Currently we have cubes in 25 outlets nationwide and collect over 300 cubic metre per month. At EXPOL we provide this service free to consumers and the stores and we see this as part of our environmental commitment to creating a sustainable planet.

When collected it is repurposed into a selection of products including StyroDrain, QuickDrain, UnderFloor, ThermaSlab. A true closed loop life manufacturing process.

Recycling Initiatives

Collection Points for Household Polystyrene Waste include:

North Island

Mitre 10

  • Grove Mitre 10 Onehunga
  • Mitre 10 Mega Albany
  • Mitre 10 Mega Botany
  • Mitre 10 Mega Cambridge
  • Mitre 10 Mega Henderson
  • Mitre 10 Mega Manukau
  • Mitre 10 Mega Mount Wellington
  • Mitre 10 Mega New Lynn
  • Mitre 10 Mega Pukekohe
  • Mitre 10 Mega Rotorua
  • Mitre 10 Mega Ruakura
  • Mitre 10 Mega Takanini
  • Mitre 10 Mega Tauranga
  • Mitre 10 Mega Te Rapa


  • ITM Kumeu
  • ITM Mangawhai
  • Western ITM Whenuapai


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3/3 Marken Place, Wairau Valley
North Shore

434 Church Street East

South Island


Mitre 10

  • Mitre 10 Cromwell
  • Mitre 10 Mega Ferrymead
  • Mitre 10 Mega Hornby
  • Mitre 10 Mega Marlborough
  • Mitre 10 Mega Papanui
  • Mitre 10 Mega Queenstown
  • Mitre 10 Mega Wanaka


  • ITM Darfield

Recycling Initiatives


The Building Site Recycling Programme is for builders and construction workers who have waste on their building site.

If the polystyrene product is from EXPOL then we collect it from site and recycle it at no cost. If the polystyrene product is not EXPOL polystyrene then there is a cost to collect it and recycle it. Pick up is made through the EXPOL Recycling App where a collection is simply requested.

The waste must be clean and have no dirt, glue, stickers, food residue or attached to any other product which is not polystyrene.

Email us on or call 0800 86 33 73 to discuss building site waste collection.


The Commercial Recycling Programme is for businesses who generate a lot of polystyrene waste such as appliance retailers, hospitals, importers and many more.

The waste must be clean and have no dirt, glue, stickers, food residue or attached to any other product which is not polystyrene.

Email us on or call 0800 86 33 73 to discuss commercial waste collection.

Taking Responsibility

We encourage our products to be recycled time and time again and we don’t believe in putting a premium price on them.

It is better for the environment if our recycled products are accessible – without the barrier of over inflated prices.


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