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Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program

Support our program

Your donation helps us recycle more plastic, keeping it out of the landfill.

Program Dates: April 16 - June 30, 2021

This program is free and available to Cape Cod residents. You do not need a transfer station sticker to recycle at any of these locations.

Collection Locations

Bourne ISWM

HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 7am-3pm;  Sat., 7am-12pm
201 MacArthur Blvd.
Bourne, MA 02532

Chatham Transfer Station

HOURS: Thurs.-Tues., 8am-4pm
97 Sam Ryder Rd.
Chatham, MA 02633

Dennis Transfer Station

HOURS: Wed.-Sun., 8am-4pm
100 Theophilus F Smith Road
Dennis, MA 02660

Eastham Transfer Station

HOURS: Sat. - Wed., 7:30am-3:30pm
555 Old Orchard Road
Eastham, MA 02642

Falmouth: MacDougall's Boat Yard

Tues. and Thurs., 10am-1pm
145 Falmouth Heights Rd,
Falmouth, MA 02540

Wellfleet Transfer Station/Recycling Center

HOURS: Fri. – Tues., 8 am–3:30 pm
370 Coles Neck Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667



Please review 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.
Clean shrink wrap should be bundled like a sleeping bag.
Clean shrink wrap should be bundled like a sleeping bag.

Shrink Wrap Removal “Time Saving Tip”

Cut the shrink cover just above the horizontal belly of the boat. All of the string will be instantly separated from the shrink wrap and can be disposed of in the regular trash dumpster.  The clean shrink wrap can then be folded and rolled up into a tight bundle for recycling.

Past Programs


Stephanie Murphy
Woods Hole Sea Grant

Program Flyer

» Download the 2021 flyer

Did you know

You can reuse shrink wrap?

Watch this video to see how to remove shrink wrap so it can be reused from year to year

Our Partners

We're grateful to our partners for their help in offering this program.




We're grateful to the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the National Sea Grant College Program for their support of this program.