Posted by: Chad Plotts

Expandable polystyrene (EPS) and other industrial Styrofoam are 98% air which makes them very bulky in comparison to their weight. Because of the high volume, products made with these materials fill dumpsters quickly, leading to much higher waste disposal costs. 

Foam Compactors reduce the volume of EPS, and in turn, fewer fees are incurred in the process. Also, a benefit, compacted foam products and industrial Styrofoam can be shipped economically to a recycling center. Compacting foam plastics can save thousands in unnecessary waste disposal costs!

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Recycling EPS can benefit a wide variety of markets. Here are some examples of businesses that can benefit from it.

  • Manufacturers
  • Furniture Stores
  • Appliance Stores
  • Food/Seafood Companies
  • Property Management Agencies
  • Retailers
  • Schools/School Districts
  • Stadiums and Parks
  • Expandable Plastic Recycling Programs

Today, the Demand for EPS Recycling Is Growing Even Stronger

Waste reduction is a priority for many companies and communities as the impact of consumer waste has become much more evident. Recycling initiatives have been rolled out across many industries. Now, you can find recycling programs for paper, aluminum, plastic bottles, EPS and industrial Styrofoam waste.


Recycled EPS Materials Are Rich in Value

Companies value recycled materials because they can be used to make a wide range of products.  Recycled EPS  is used to make items like picture frames, plastic lumber and packaging. Companies are now paying substantial amounts of money for recycled polystyrene as it is valued more than some metals, glass, paper and other recyclables.


Want to Make Your Business More Profitable?

We Can Help!

The time to compact your EPS or industrial Styrofoam is now! If EPS waste disposal or the removal of other packaging materials eats up a majority of your operating costs, recycling is a very beneficial way to reduce unnecessary expenditures.

Every time EPS waste goes to the dumpster without being compacted, a great deal of money and vital resources are lost.  So, make a smart decision for your business and reduce your annual budget for waste removal.  Remember, recycling these products is a value to you, the economy, and the environment.

To learn how our equipment, like Heger foam compactors, can help your business, the community and the environment, contact us today.