• 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 patent-pending 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 patent-pending system (At 88 mph of course)

  • Videos

    View our award winning system and let us know how we can help you meet your sustainability goals!

    Success Story!



    Success Story!

    Collier County, Florida

    Success Story!

    Middletown, New Jersey

    Success Story!

    St. Lucie County, Florida

    Success Story!

    Greensboro, NC

    Let Ellen Show You How Its Done!

    Recycling Foam Helps Support Non-Profits Work!

    Closed Loop Recycling of

    Foam Coolers

    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!


  • 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 and start recycling!

    We selling them fast so order yours today!

    We look forward to dropping one in at your

    site soon!

  • Grant Opportunities

    Foam Recycling Coalition Grant



    Breaking News: In the summer of 2020, Foam Cycle helped secure four (4) Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC) grant awards to the following locations:

    1- Collier County FL

    2- St.Lucie, FL

    3- Westmoreland PA

    4- Greensboro, NC

    Call us today and let us help your community recycle foam waste starting with a FRC grant!

    New Jersey DEP Recycling Grants

    Contact Foam Cycle at info@FoamCycle.com for grant details and information


    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!

  • Contact Us


    Let us help you recycle all of your foam waste today !

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