What should be done with the EPS waste?

Traxpo purchases in a daily basis expanded polystyrene waste from our partners all over the world. If you would like to collaborate with us and valorize this kind of waste we need you to contact us by email or phone and provide further information about the material available.

  • Color
  • Origin: Post industrial or post consumer
  • Quality: Electrical packaging, fish box, construction
  • Quantity: Weight per load/pallet and monthly production .
  • Pictures of the lot
  • Expected contamination: PU, concrete, wood, metal, cardboard…

Once we receive this information, a Traxpo executive will contact you in order to make you a valorization offer considering the specifications and the evolution of the plastics market in that given moment


EPS waste is problematic due to its lack of density. This make it expensive to transport and difficult to accept in a landfill. In order to be able to manage it properly we need to increase its density over 200kg/m3 which increase its value and make it worth to be transported

EPS cold compactors
Melting Densifier
Improvement in warehousing and distribution

We recommend using one of these two kinds of densifiers

  • EPS cold compactors: Increase the density up to 200-500kg/m3. It is the most common kind of compactor in the marked.
  • Melting Densifier: they could work through extrusion, electric resistance or infrared. They are usually slower and require more energy. They are able to reduce up to 90:1.

We care for the environment

The management of expanded polystyrene helps reduce the enormous impact by volume caused by the release of this material

We work with the main suppliers of EPS compactors

We provide free technical support with choosing the best compacting solution that fits with the needs detected. If you do not have enough volume to justify this investment, we can provide you with contact details on the closest operational compacting facility that will pick up your material. After being compacted, it must be placed on pallets wrapped in cling film so that they can be transported by lorry or container completely safely to our processing facilities. When the material is received at Traxpo, it is weighed on scales certified by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, and then payment is made according to the conditions agreed upon with the client.

Contact us

We are a team of experts in waste management and international trade at your service. Do not hesitate to contact us

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