Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program
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The 2021 Collection Program has concluded.
In the spring of 2021, Woods Hole Sea Grant partnered with Barnstable County, the towns of Bourne, Eastham, Chatham, Dennis, and Wellfleet, and MacDougalls Boatyard in Falmouth to conduct a free shrink wrap recycling program. Together we recycled approximately 15 - 20,000 lbs of boat shrink wrap.
The program received hands-on support from a summer student fellow from UMass Amherst, who presented a summary of her internship in August.
When recycling boat shrink wrap
Please follow these important instructions
- Remove all rope, strapping, wood frames, doors, zippers, and other non-shrink material.
- Shrink wrap should be clean and dry.
- Bundle shrink wrap and tie it using a strip of shrink wrap.
- For more details, watch this "how-to" video.