Here are a few guidelines for estimating the weight of uncompressed EPS or EPE foam pieces. (This excludes stacked sheet foam and block foam)
- A 53' trailer load will weigh 1500 - 2000 pounds
- A 20 yard roll-off dumpster containing only EPS foam will hold 200 - 300 pounds of EPS
- A 12 foot square mound of foam packaging piled 8 feet high will weight about 100 - 150 pounds of EPS
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FYI: Styrofoam is a registered trademark for the Dow Chemical brand of extruded polystyrene foam (XPS). It is usually blue in color and made in the form of a sheet. Expandable polystyrene (EPS) is a bead type foam which can be molded into shapes, blocks, and sheets. It is typically white in color but can be died to any color. EPS is frequently but erroneously referred to a Styrofoam.