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Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program

Now accepting clean shrink wrap through June 30, 2022.

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The 2022 Collection Program is underway!

Facilities are accepting clean shrink wrap
April 1 - June 30, 2022

Woods Hole Sea Grant is partnering with Barnstable County and five towns across the Cape to collect and recycle boat shrink wrap.

Cape residents: Bring your clean, rolled shrink wrap to the transfer station in Bourne, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, or Wellfleet now through June 30.  Thanks to the generosity of the participating towns and partners, there is no charge for this program.

Locations and hours

Bourne Int. Solid Waste Management Facility
Mon.-Fri., 7 am - 3 pm;
Sat., 7 am - noon
Route 28
201 MacArthur Bvd.
Bourne, MA 02532

Chatham Transfer Station
Thurs.-Tues., 8 am - 4 pm
97 Sam Ryder Road
Chatham, MA 02633

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

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

Wellfleet Transfer/Recycling Center
Fri.–Tues., 8 am – 3:30 pm
370 Coles Neck Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

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Keeping contamination out of recycling

CLEAN WRAP ONLY: The wrap must be free of all non-shrink wrap material, including the plastic straps that cinch the wrap to the belly of the boat. The best way to remove shrink wrap is to cut the wrap above the strap around the belly of the boat, so the straps fall away, leaving only shrink wrap. Watch our video to see how it works.

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.

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4tL8lyuUEs

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

Past Programs

Contact

Stephanie Murphy
Woods Hole Sea Grant
E: shrinkwrap@whoi.edu

Our Partners

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

  AmeriCorps Cape Cod logo

 

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

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