The first Foam Cycle system was placed in 2016 at the 250-acre Sussex County, New Jersey landfill and recycling drop-off center under a public-private partnership agreement. Since then, the Foam Cycle system has won numerous state and national waste reduction awards including a “Green Team” grant from Montclair State University (MSU) in New Jersey. In the summer of 2017, the MSU Green Team analyzed the impact of foam on the Sussex County landfill. In addition, they followed the recycling path of the material generated from the Foam Cycle system to an end-user repurposing facility that makes picture frame moulding, producing a white paper report of their findings.
Today, Foam Cycle systems can be found successfully operating at municipal recycling drop-off centers in several states throughout the country. Foam Cycle's positive and long-lasting impact on foam waste reduction in our landfills and waterways can only be realized when the system is available to every municipal recycling site in the country.
FACT: Most municipalities do not realize that foam waste can even be recycled.