• “They say it can’t be recycled,

    we’re here to prove them wrong"

  • China, Ocean Plastics and the

    Broken US Recycling Markets

    At a time when our landfills and oceans are quickly filling up with materials that were once considered recyclable, we should take full advantage of a little known but largely impactful opportunity to recycle Foam Packaging waste ( aka Styrofoam) and for the first time, Foam Cycle is making this possible.

    We know that Foam Packaging waste ( simply called Foam) cannot be recycled using a curbside recycling bin and when you try to do so, it's called "Wish Cycling", because most “Single Stream” recycling facilities are not equipped with the needed technology to sort, collect and “densify” Foam.


    Adding a Foam Cycle collection, densifying, and recycling system to your municipal recycling drop off collection center, or to your college or universities campus sustainability program, can have an enormous impact on our environment.


    The densified Foam called an ingot, has a higher value than most recyclable materials. Ingots are purchased by our recycled product division called 

    Better Frame.


    Better Frame manufactures picture frames right here in the US, making this closed loop circular economy product one that is both verifiable and sustainable.


    No need to rely on China or an impoverished country to do the dirty work of sorting our recyclables and no need to send Foam Packaging waste to a landfill where the Foam will sit and not decompose for hundreds of years. Lets recycle it all and here is how we do it.......


  • Videos & Photos

    Welcome to Foam Cycle. View our award winning system and let us know how we can help you meet your sustainability goals!

    Foam Cycle System

    Recycling Foam Coolers

  • Sunshine or snow, our Foam Cycle unit allows for the outside storage and processing of EPS Foam. Our beautifully designed unit will help enhance any municipal recycling center, school or university and proudly announces that EPS Foam recycling takes place here.

    All Weather Unit

    Sunshine or snow, our patent-pending Foam Cycle system allows for the outside storage and processing of Foam Packaging waste ( also known as Expanded Polystyrene, EPS and Styrofoam). Our beautifully designed unit will help enhance any county , municipal, college or university recycling center and proudly announces that Foam Packaging recycling takes place here.

    Safe, Strong, Secure.

    Our Foam Cycle container is lockable which allows you to process Foam Packaging waste in a secure environment preventing unauthorized users from accessing the equipment. The Foam Cycle's metal enclosure is a specially designed ISO certified shipping container built new to our specifications. ISO certification defines a container that meets size, strength, and durability requirements along with structural integrity suitable for multiple transportation methods such as truck, rail or ship so you know it’s built strong.


    What's Inside

    Each Foam Cycle container comes equipped with a leading manufacturer’s compact and versatile foam densifier machine capable of volume reducing your collected EPS Foam at a ration of 90-1. Hourly processing rates vary per model from 50 lbs. to 200 lbs. per hour. The unit also comes with inside lighting, built in exhaust fans and comes fully wired for an easy outside electrical connection. Also included is one Foam Collection container and extra collection bags. Lastly and equally as important, each Foam Cycle container comes with our 100% support including recycling collection information and hand out suggestions to insure that your foam collection program is a complete success!

    Saved from the Landfill

    Pictured above is a bag of loose Foam Packaging waste that was heading to the landfill. With the Foam Cycle system, this bag of foam will now be densified on site and reduced in size at a ratio of 90-1 by removing 98% of the air that makes up Foam Packaging. The leftover 2% residual material from this process is pure polystyrene plastic called a foam ingot (pictured on the right). Ingots are used as feedstock for picture frames made by our sister company Better Frame that are manufactured right here in the US. The value of ingots ranges from between $200 to $500 per ton making ingots more valuable than most metals.

  • Foam Collection Container


    The Foam Cycle system includes one durable all weather Foam Collection Container.


    This container is a great way to collect and transport Foam Packing material from one or more locations in your town to the Foam Cycle System for processing.


    Each container comes with 3 lightweight collections bags.


    Additional containers and bags are available for purchase

  • Foam Collection Cargo Trailer

    Once you have installed a Foam Cycle densifying system, you can add this Foam Collection Cargo Container for off-site foam collection then transport the loose foam to the main foam processing site. Great for use at recycling and Earth Day events!

    -Contact us for more details-

  • Foam-to-Frame


    Welcome to Better Frame, the first closed-loop circular economy recycled picture frame made in the US from Foam Packaging waste

    (aka Styrofoam).


    Better Frame helps preserve the Earth's natural resources by using a recyclable material that would otherwise wind up in our landfills and waterways.


    The best part is if a Better Frame is ever broken or no longer needed, you can simply send the frame back to us to be recycled. Our one of a kind manufacturing process allows us to regrind your frame and use the regrinds to made a new frame, helping to keep this one time waste material out of the waste stream for good!


    We can do better for our environment….

    Welcome to Better Frame.


    Our Frames

    Certificate Frames

    Your schools Green Award Certificates, Sustainable Studies Diplomas and Environmental Pictures would certainly look better and have more of a meaning when placed in our recycled Better Frame.

    Our Better Frame certificate size frames come in two sizes,

    8.5 x 11 and 11 x 14.

    Thank You

    Making a Difference

    Our frame speaks to your environmental conscious and to your desire to make a difference in this world. Each Better Frame comes with our mission statement and thank you note explaining how the Better Frame was made and how it can be recycled.

    Visit us at Better Frame and see how your frame was born!

  • This is how the

    Foam Cycle - Better Frame

    Closed Loop Circular Economy

    Foam Recycling Program works.


    Foam Cycle is a proud member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


  • Sell Your Foam

    Do you have densified foam ingots for sale?

    Visit www.RecycleMyFoam.com to learn about ways to transport and sell your recycled foam to our very own Better Frame picture frame manufacturing facility located right here in the USA!

    Choosing the right Foam Densifier

    Need help choosing the right foam densifier machine for your college, university, municipality or business? If so contact www.RecycleMyFoam.com

    We offer FREE foam consulting services!

  • Questions and Answers

    What types of EPS foam can the Foam Cycle System recycle?

    The Foam Cycle system can process and recycle both Foam Service Foam (foam cups, clamshell containers, egg cartons but they must be clean of food debris) and Packaging Foam (TV, electronics, furniture packaging along with foam coolers).

    What can I do with the condensed foam generated from the densifier machine? Does someone recycle this material?

    The 90-1 condensed foam produced by the densifier are called Ingots”. Foam Cycle will help set up a buyback program for the ingots generated at your location. These ingots are a highly valued material used as feed stock for companies making picture frames and interior moldings. Ingot values are determined by location,grade ,weight,volume and current market values.

    Can I purchase additional all weather Foam Collection bins?

    One Foam Collection bin is included with the Foam Cycle system. If you need additional foam collection bins to place at multiple locations like around your school, university or municipality its no problem, just give us a call.

    I need to place a foam densifier inside an existing building. Can I purchase a foam densifier machine by itself and if so what sizes do you sell?

    Yes, Foam Cycle sells a variety of foam densifier units. Each size unit is capable of recycling different volumes of foam so call Foam Cycle and speak to one of our sales professionals for more information.

    What kind of power and what type of maintenance does the foam densifier require?

    The foam densifier unit requires 220 v / 3 phase / 16-30 amp service. There are three main grease points that should be checked monthly and a rear access panel to an area that collects misc. debris that should be cleaned out periodically. Foam Cycle offers full customer support services from our offices located right here in the USA!

    What warranty does the Foam Cycle system come with?

    The Foam Cycle system comes with a full 1 year warranty that covers all of the components and equipment inside and outside the Foam Cycle container system including the foam densifier unit.

    Once ordered, how long does it take to receive the Foam Cycle system?

    A complete Foam Cycle system can be shipped to any US location in 5-7 weeks.



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  • Contact Us


    Let us help you recycle your Styrofoam waste today !

    Foam Cycle LLC
    PO Box 181
    Augusta New Jersey 07822-0181