• Welcome to The Future of Recycling

    Welcome to Foam Cycle, a unique recycling company pioneering a closed loop recycling system, to help solve the “foam problem”.


    Foam packaging and food service foam (aka Styrofoam) are one of the most plentiful, yet least recycled plastics in existence today. Foam Cycle is a patented foam collection, densifying and repurposing system designed to be placed at outdoor city, town and municipal recycling drop-off centers.


    Foam Cycle systems can be found operating successfully in several states throughout the country, tackling a global issue on a local level. Foam Cycle's mission is to in remove the myths and stigmas attached to foam recycling by establishing a new model that can be scaled across the country. 


    Municipal recycling drop off centers will play a greater role in providing residents with the collection of recyclable materials that cannot fit into a curb side recycling cart. Foam Cycle is proud to be part of that solution.


    Watch our video below and take a DeLorean ride over a landfill and into a recycling drop off center so you can get caught up to speed on Foam Cycle's patented system (At 88 mph of course) 


  • The results are in and they are impressive! Since Foam Cycle's launch in 2017, a whopping 4,042,423 people now have access to foam recycling where none existed before! 

    Download a copy of our 2021 Impact Report below.  

  • In 2022, Foam Cycle added the following New locations allowing for an additional 894,000 people access to foam recycling!



    New Hampshire

    Long Hill Township

    New Jersey

    Fayette County


    Henderson County

    North Carolina

    Northeast Kingdom



    North Carolina

  • And in 2023 we added our largest county yet for Foam Recycling

    Welcome Mecklenburg County, North Carolina! 

    Congratulations on allowing your 1,115.482 residents the ability to drop off and recycle both their food service and packaging foam so it can be recycled and no longer sent to a landfill.


    If you live in Mecklenburg County, you can drop off your foam waste and one or two county recycling drop off centers, just look
    for the container featuring their friendly dinosaur

    Foam-A-Saurus Rex










  • Foam Cycle is now in Canada!

    Also added in 2023, Foam Cycle placed our first system at an Ecocenter in Granby, Canada!

    Granby is town of 69,025 people located

    in southwestern Quebec. Welcome to our global effort to recycle foam packaging waste, neighbor…one piece at a time!

  • Videos

    Watch the videos below to see for yourself how foam recycling plays an important role in municipal recycling drop off programs.

    Success Story!

    Northeast Kingdom,



    Success Story!


    New Hamshire


    Success Story!

    Collier County, Florida

    Success Story!



    Success Story!

    St. Lucie County, Florida

    Success Story!


    New Jersey

    Success Story!


    North Carolina

    Let Ellen Show You How Its Done in Pennsylvania

    Recycling Foam Helps Support Non-Profits Work!

    Closed Loop Recycling of

    Foam Coolers

    Success Story!

    Recycle Colorado and SustainAbility



    Foam Cycle System in Detail

  • NJ Municipalities Magazine April 2020

    A foam recycling success story in Middletown, New Jersey.

    Middletown is the first NJ town to offer their residents the ability to recycle foam packaging waste and it's become an amazing recycling success story!

  • NJDEP Recognizes
    Recycling All-Stars, Congratulations Beth!

  • All Weather Recycling System

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

    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.

    Safe, Strong, Secure

    Our Foam Cycle container is lockable which allows you to process Foam Packaging waste in a secure outdoor 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 ratio 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 drop-off Foam Collection Container. 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!

    Foam Collection Container

    Each Foam Cycle system comes with one durable all-weather Foam Collection Container. This container is a great way to collect and transport Foam Packaging material from one or more locations in your town to the Foam Cycle System for processing. Each container comes with 3 lightweight collections and bags.

    Additional containers can be added to any foam collection program.

    Foam Collection Cargo Trailer 

    This unique and custom designed cargo trailer is used to extend Foam Packaging waste collection within a community. Placing the main Foam Cycle system at the “Hub” or anchor location, these trailers could be used as a “Spoke” and placed in more rural areas or at local colleges and universities. It can also be used at Special Waste and Earth Day events.

    It’s a great addition to your foam collection program!


  • Foam Cycle has been issued a US Utility Patent for a" Method and system of recycling polystyrene waste"

  • Earth911 Podcast

    Listen to the story on how Foam Cycle began and how we can continue to grow with the help of dedicated recyclers that want to make a difference in their community and in our world!

  • Questions and Answers

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

    The Foam Cycle system can process and recycle Foam Packaging (The often large and bulky TV, electronics and furniture packaging foam along with foam coolers).

    The Foam Cycle system can also recycle Food Service Foam (smaller clean foam cups, clamshell containers, egg cartons and meat trays that are free of food debris).

    Note: Your program may recycle one or both types of these foams, it’s up to you to decide. Whatever you choose, Foam Cycle is here to help your foam recycling program become 100% successful.

    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 foam densifier are called “Ingots”. Foam Cycle will help set up a buyback program for the ingots that are generated at your location. These ingots are a highly valued and 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. Additional foam collection bins can easily be purchased to place at multiple locations like at schools, universities or multiple municipality locations.

    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 electrical power does the foam densifier require?

    A standard foam densifier unit requires 220 v / 3 phase / 16-30 amp service. Special order 480v models are available as well.

    What kind of 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.

  • How to order your Foam Cycle system

    When you contact us, a Foam Cycle team member will be assigned to personally work with you to:

    1.  Review your EPS recycling goals and discuss the benefits and cost of the Foam Cycle system. 
    2. We can also provide you with the location of a county recycling facility were a Foam Cycle container and EPS recycling program is currently underway so you can see it in action for yourself. 
    3. We work with you to choose a site location, discuss the equipment requirements and schedule your delivery.
    4. When the Foam Cycle container arrives, our team member will be at your site to oversee the container's delivery, electrical connection, provide densifier machine training and help set up your Foam Collection Bin(s).

    Lastly and equally as important, Foam Cycle will purchase the densified foam that is generated from the Foam Cycle system.


    Watch our easy ordering step video below and call us for more details!



  • Easy to order and just plug it in when it arrives and start recycling!

    Each Patented Foam Cycle Container system is made in the USA!

    We look forward to dropping one in at your municipal recycling drop off

    site real soon!

  • Grant Opportunities

  • Sell Your Foam

    Do you have densified foam ingots for sale?

    Visit Recycle-My-Foam to learn about ways to sell and transport your recycled foam to companies here in the US and Canada that use the foam to make new products that contribute to a circular economy!

    Recycle My Foam also offers FREE foam consulting services for businesses that are looking to recycle their foam waste by installing a foam densifier machine.

  • Foam Cycle Newsletter

    Read all about Tiny House Community Development in Greensboro, North Carolina and how this non-profit is collecting and recycling foam waste and turning it into.....

  • Contact Us


    Let Foam Cycle help you recycle your foam waste today !

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