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Bosworth Reports Town Shrink Wrap Recycling Efforts a Success

April 14, 2014
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Bosworth Reports Town Shrink Wrap Recycling Efforts a Success
Tons of plastic from hundreds of boats not ending up in landfills

Manhasset, NY—Each year hundreds of boat owners wrap their boats in shrink wrap to protect their vessels from the harsh winter elements, but in the spring when that wrap comes off, where does it end up? In the Town of North Hempstead the answer to that question is: in a dumpster to be recycled. This year, more than 3 tons of plastic wrap have already been dropped off at the Town’s site at Town Dock in Port Washington. This represents the wrap from approximately 1200 boats.

“This new recycling program has been a tremendous success in its first season,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “So much of our town borders on the waterfront and so many residents own boats.. This recycling program makes a lot of sense.”

The Town’s recycling vendor, Omni Recycling, is carting the wrap away at no extra charge to taxpayers.

“I am thrilled about the overwhelming participation of our marinas and boaters,” said Fran Reid, Chief Sustainability Officer. “With their help we are able to divert tons of plastic from entering our landfills.”

Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth inspects a full dumpster of shrink wrap at Town Dock in Port Washington.
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