Municipal #3 Managing difficult to-manage waste ReFoamIt (Sherman)


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Municipal #3 Managing difficult to-manage waste ReFoamIt (Sherman)

  1. 1. ReFoamIt LLCWe Recycle StyrofoamTM 1
  2. 2. ReFoamIt LLC We Recycle Styrofoam™• Goal – Collect & Recycle Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) from: • Homes • Schools • Towns and Cities • Businesses• Our Guarantee • We never dump EPS into landfills • We never burn EPS 2
  3. 3. ReFoamIt LLC We Recycle Styrofoam™• How we recycle EPS – Transport all materials to N. Smithfield, RI – Pre-crush Material • Softball size pieces – Densify 50 to 1 ratio • 75-125 pound blocks – Sell blocks internationally – Blocks are pelletized to be used in making new molded plastic parts – Parts sold and used by consumer – Parts recycled again 3
  4. 4. ReFoamIt LLC We Recycle Styrofoam™• Why do business with ReFoamIt LLC? – We are one of the only EPS recyclers in the US to collect material from multi-sources • Government • Businesses • Public – We are a local company – We carry all necessary insurance 4
  5. 5. ReFoamIt LLC We Recycle Styrofoam™• Benefits of recycling EPS – Keeps it out of landfills – Prevents it from being burned – Compliance with EPA law – Reduces trash volume • by approximately one third – Reduces petroleum use • Recycling Styrofoam reduces the need to create new product 5
  6. 6. ReFoamIt LLC We Recycle Styrofoam™• What ReFoamIt can offer• Cost effective way to recycle all EPS material including plastic utensils – Reduce trash costs – An environment friendly solution 6
  7. 7. ReFoamIt LLC We Recycle Styrofoam™• Suggestions to reduce collection cost – Apply for Grant Money from State or Federal – Begin EPS collection • Quarterly public collection days • Supply a storage container at your transfer station – Contract with ReFoamIt for removal – Transport direct to Rhode Island using your vehicle and personnel – Provide education to residents about acceptable material • EPS must have recycle symbol #6 on food related items • No tape, cardboard or labels attached to Styrofoam • Containers must be rinsed to remove food particles • Packing Peanuts must be left in clear enclosed plastic bags • No trash or foreign objects mixed in • EPS can be left in plastic bags (these bags will be recycled) • Plastic utensils collected separately 7
  8. 8. ReFoamIt LLC We Recycle Styrofoam™Without the http://www.refoamit.comcoffee! School Trays White Insulation Board Empty cups Coolers No food particles! Packing Blocks 8
  9. 9. We can not recycle any of this!Paper is attached to cup Foam Sheets Expanding foam Broken Pieces of Colored Insulation Board Bubble wrap Pipe Insulation “Squishy” Peanuts Soft Foam Soft Foam Small Pieces of Colored Soft and bounces back 9 Insulation Board
  10. 10. ReFoamIt LLC We Recycle Styrofoam™David and Barbara Sherman Framingham, MA 01702 508-872-2323 10