Customers in the following cities are eligible to return their packaging to our facility:
West Des Moines
Place any packaging from your Farm Produce Direct order that you wish to return (including cardboard box, ice packs, bubble wrap, Styrofoam, and any other included packaging) outside in the same location and on the same day you will receive your next Farm Produce Direct order.
When our driver arrives to deliver your next Farm Produce Direct order, they will take the packaging you left outside and return it to our facility.
We will sanitize and safely reuse whatever packaging we can, and we will recycle whatever packaging we cannot reuse.
We hope to expand our reuse and recycling program in the future to regions outside of the Des Moines Metro Area. For those outside of our reuse and recycling program region, here are some ideas on reusing or recycling your packaging:
• Our ice packs are made with nontoxic, biodegradable gel.
• Reuse your ice packs in your children's school lunches, picnic coolers, to soothe injuries, or donate them to a local school or shelter.
• Our silver bag liners and Styrofoam coolers are not recyclable.
• Reuse to keep food hot or cold during transport on long car rides, at sporting events, or at a family barbecue.
• Store in your car to keep groceries cool when running errands.
• Styrofoam must be recycled at specialized facilities. Find the nearest drop-off location here.
• Reuse your Styrofoam for craft projects with kids, or donate to your local after-school or daycare programs.
• Our cardboard boxes are recyclable and can be set out with your regular curbside recycling.
• Reuse your cardboard boxes as a DIY way to spruce up your home decor.