EPS Foam (Styrofoam®) is not recycled through most municipal programs, which means it is burned with the trash or it is put directly into the landfill, where it doesn’t break down! The municipalities and businesses listed below participate with ReFoamIt in ongoing recycling programs. All EPS Foam that is collected through the programs listed on this web site will be recycled or reused.
The municipalities and companies listed below have ongoing foam recycling programs and one day events are listed on the single event page. If you don’t see an event near you and wish to host a collection/recycle day, please email us at email@example.com for more information. Our programs are individualized so please include a phone number and the town where the event will be held when you leave us a message.
ReFoamIt®, 25 Mohawk Dr., Warehouse 2, entrance is near Loading Dock Door B, Leominster, MA Drop off by Appointment Only. We can accept a carload of foam or a tractor trailer of foam. Please call 508-864-8723 to let us know that you are coming! You may drop off packing peanuts if they are bagged separately from your foam.
There is no charge to drop off your foam, but appointments are suggested to drop off your foam by calling 508-864-8723. We outgrew our original densifying machine and our space so we have a larger machine and a space that works for us. So please help us by calling 508-864-8723 before dropping off your foam! If we are unable to hear our phone ring or a knock at the door, please go to All-American- Recycling located on the Loading Dock Side of the building. If we are open on Sunday or another unusual time, we will post this information on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Styrofoam-Recycling/269783578010 (Styrofoam Recycling)
Remember ReFoamIt now processes #4, #5 and #6 foam. All packing peanuts and bubble wrap will be reused. Please check to see if your municipality accepts packing peanuts. All packing peanuts must be packaged separately from other items. Please put the peanuts into clear plastic bags that are tightly closed.
City of New Bedford, MA New Bedford residents only
Residents of New Bedford may bring their white packing EPS foam to the transfer station at 1103 Shawmut Ave, Monday-Friday 7:30-3:30 and on Saturdays from 8:00 to 2:00. Please remove all tape, labels and cardboard before placing the foam into the cart or designated container. Please do not bring any food items or colored foam. For more information, call (508) 979-1493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newbedfordrecycling.
City of Newton, MA Newton residents only
Newton residents may bring their foam to the Recycling Center at 115 Rumford Ave, in Newton. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 7:30-2:30. (Holidays excluded)
Clark University, Worcester, MA, Clark University Campus Only
Clark University works hard to live up to our slogan, "Challenge Convention, Change The World." We continuously search for new ways to advance our sustainable initiatives in order to become a more eco-friendly campus, and with the hope of spreading that mindset into the Worcester community and beyond. We take recycling very seriously at our school and we show that by finding new projects to explore. Recently, we have implemented a composting system which is set up in all of the dorms and in which the recycling crew, consisting of only students, goes around campus to collect the compost and the rest of the recycling. In September of 2013 we decided we wanted to do more, and we decided to search for a way to recycle styrofoam. When we found ReFoamit we were ecstatic, and now almost a year down the line, we have gotten massive results, there is styrofoam coming out of our ears, and we are so pleased to be finally recycling styrofoam and we will continue to find more ways to make the earth a better place!
Newbury, Vermont, started a pilot project for the Northeast Kingdom last Spring, recycling styrofoam to be taken to Refoamit's processing plant in Leominster. The project has been met by such enthusiasm and co-operation from all sides - folks who live here, businesses who've been accumulating far too long, and other towns in our district who are about to join in. We're storing the foam we've taken in - an empty barn near the village - tailor-made for such a massive pile!
Town of Berlin, MA Berlin residents only
Residents may bring their Styrofoam to the Berlin Transfer Station at 35 Jones Road. The center is open Wednesday: 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm Thursday: 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm and Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information visit http://www.townofberlin.com/boards-and-committees/board-of-health/transfer-station/
Town of Carlisle, MA Carlisle residents only
Carlisle began collecting EPS Foam at their transfer station during regular hours beginning on May 7, 2011. The EPS Foam container is located behind the glass collection container. Hours are 8-5 Saturday, Tues 10-7, and Thursday 10-7 http://carlisle.org/recycling/newsletter.html
Town of Dartmouth, MA Dartmouth residents only
Dartmouth residents may drop off foam blocks at the Dartmouth Transfer Station, 976 Russells Mills Road. The hours are Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. A transfer station permit is required.
Town of Harvard, MA Harvard Residents only
The Town of Harvard has begun to collect Styrofoam at their transfer station. Please bring your foam to the hut and place it in the plastic bags provided. Please do not leave it in the plastics recycling bin.
Town of Leicester, MA No residency requirements
Leicester's Recycle Center is open to both residents and non-residents of Leicester. They are open on the first, third and fifth Saturday each month from 8:00-1:00. Their recycling program has been open for 21 years and they recycle more individual items than any other center in MA. This program is very popular and busy. More than 1,300 vehicles use the facility any time that it is open.
Town of Newburyport, MA Open to residents only
The recycling center is open from 8-12 pm the first Saturday of every month at the Crow Lane Recycling Center located at 1 Crow Lane. If they need to drop off at another time they can call to make other arrangements, 978-499-0413. This program is open to businesses and residents of Newburyport, MA.
Town of Reading, MA Open to Residents Only
Reading residents may bring their EPS Foam to our new drop-off location at the DPW Facility located at 75 Newcrossing Rd. The operating hours will be Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 2:30pm. The pdf below lists what can be brought to this location. http://www.ci.reading.ma.us/Pages/ReadingMA_Recycling/styrofoamflyer012512.pdf
Town of Sherborn, MA Open to Residents Only
Sherborn is collecting packing foam and has recently expanding to take clean food items including take out containers, meat/produce trays, and beverage containers at their recycling center. All items must be free of tape labels and cardboard. Any items used with food must be rinsed. The Transfer Center is located on Route 27 just south of the Natick town line and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Stickers are required. http://www.sherbornma.org/pages/sherbornma_bcomm/Recycling/news
Town of Townsend, MA Open to Residents Only
Townsend has an EPS Foam recycling container at their recycling center. Residents may bring white and colored foam, clean food trays, clean foam beverage cups (without lids and without cups with cardboard or labels attached), clean packing peanuts (packaged separately in plastic bags) See http://www.townsend.ma.us/Pages/TownsendMA_Recycling/styrofoam for more information.
ReFoamIt is able to accept Packing Peanuts in plastic bags! Please package them separately from your foam in tied plastic bags, (not in boxes). Do not put any packing peanuts loose in any container or mixed with other items.