Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling


boat-shrink-wrapWith warmer weather and the spring season quickly approaching, North Hempstead has launched North Hempstead’s Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program (BSWRP). The new program will recycle used plastic shrink wrap that covers recreational boats during the off season.

“This is an extraordinary program that will help keep our waterways clean, while preventing plastic from piling up at our landfills. Not only will it help protect our local marine wildlife, but it will help protect our local community as well,” said Supervisor Bosworth.

Residents can recycle their boat shrink wrap at the Resident Drop-Off on Sundays from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except Holidays). The Resident Drop-Off is located at the Solid Waste Management Authority Transfer Station at 999 West Shore Road. There will be a recycling container on site to collect the boat shrink wrap.

Additionally, commercial marinas and residential boat owners can deposit boat shrink wrap at North Hempstead’s Town Dock at any time.

All shrink wrap that is being deposited for recycling must be clean, with all lumber, rope, nails and garbage removed from the plastic.

For more information about North Hempstead’s Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program, please call 311 or 516-869-6311 from outside the Town.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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