Can you recycle foam? Many people believe that foam cannot be recycled and that it is harmful to the environment. This is not true. Just because it is not bio-degradable doesn’t mean that it can’t be recycled. Many different neighborhoods have requested the service to be accessible to their community. It is true that you often have to take the initiative yourself and find a facility near you. There are also certain limitations, such as, soft foam filling or hard plastics. The nature of foam makes it perfect for reuse in many different capacities and reuse is just as important as recycling.