You can now drop off your foam at our processing facility. There is no charge or tipping fee to drop off foam. We accept carloads of foam and can accommodate tractor trailer loads. If you are bringing more than a car load of foam to please call and make an appointment so we can get you unloaded quickly. Drop off hours M-F from 8-5 and Sat 8-2. Because we are located in the same building as All American Recycling, you may also bring electronics with you. To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions please call 508-864-8723.
ReFoamIt and KWD Warehouse teamed up to recycle EPS Foam or more commonly called Styrofoam™. It began when a client hired our partner, Ron Kollross, to process some EPS Foam. The machine that was provided was slow and inefficient. Soon his client stopped the program and took the machine back. Meanwhile the whole idea of recycling EPS Foam intrigued us and, we realized that our area needs more access to foam recycling. Recycling is the solution.
In August of 2006, ReFoamIt and KWD worked together to develop an efficient system that takes loose EPS Foam pieces and using intense pressure, condenses or densifies it into blocks. KWD sell these blocks so they can be processed by another machine that turns these blocks into pellets or directly into a new product. These blocks are made into new items such as picture frames, cd cases and moulding. When these items break they can be recycled again. Because foam is light, it takes a lot of foam to keep the machine running
Dave and Barbara decided to start a fee based transportation service because we realized that businesses, municipalities and organizations needed a way to recycle Styrofoam. ReFoamIt offers one day collection/recycle events. These events can be offered to the public or restricted to a certain group. If you are interested in having an event, in your community, please contact us.
Some towns have ongoing recycling programs at their transfer facilities. These programs are listed on ReFoamIt's "Ongoing Events page". Please contact each town for information as their programs may change.
In January, 2013, ReFoamIt decided to densify all of the foam that were collecting. Now you may drop off your foam at our facility at 1 Sculley Rd, Ayer, MA 01432. If you are dropping off more than a car load, please call 508-864-8723 to make an appointment.
Another issue is educating the public and showing them that EPS Foam can be recycled and reused as new product. We need to be ready and have recycling alternatives in place.
In order to provide an avenue for the public to recycle their EPS Foam, we hold collection days. Some collection days have residency restrictions and some are open to anyone. Please see our single event page for a full list of upcoming events. ReFoamIt also offers a foam pick up service and we accept foam at our Ayer facility. We will create a program to meet your needs. Please call ReFoamIt, 508-872-2323!
Today, Sat. May 18, ReFoamIt® will have recycling events in
Ipswich, Watertown and Lifoam in Peabody, MA
May 18, Town of Ipswich,
Bring your EPS foam to the Ipswich Middle School, 130 High Street between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
May 18, Lifoam Industries, Peabody, MA No Residency Requirement
Lifoam is holding a foam recycling event from 9-1. Bring your clean EPS foam to 2 Fifth Street, Peabody, MA. Lifoam is only able to accept foam during their recycling events. Please do not ask to drop items off ahead of the event or send foam through the mail. Also, please do not bring packing peanuts. For more information about this collection, please contact Oscar at 978-278-6215. For more information about upcoming events see EPS Foam Recycling Events - Lifoam.pdf
May 18, Watertown, MA Watertown Residents Only
This event runs from 10-2 at the Watertown Department of Public Works, 124 Orchard St. Shredding, hard plastics and cardboard will be collected at this event.
You may also visit our facebook page. We are listed under Styrofoam Recycling!
We would love to have an opportunity to meet with you and together find a way to recycle all of your EPS Foam! Please email or call us for more information. Don't forget to let us know what town you are from or what organization you are representing if you leave a message.
Dave and Barbara Sherman