shrink wrap is a popular and cost-effective material used
by marinas and boat owners to protect boats and other marine
vessels from harsh winter weather conditions, sunshine and
other harmful elements. It is, however, considered a serious
waste disposal problem. Therefore, New Jersey is committed
to increasing the recycling options for the hundreds of tons
of shrink wrap that are discarded each spring.
Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, along with the DEP's Coastal
Management Office are pleased to announce the introduction
of the Shrink Wrap Plus Recycling Program. This initiative,
made possible by grants from I BOAT NJ, aims to increase the
number of participating marinas, boaters and municipalities
statewide that collect and recycle this non-biodegradable
material by supplying funding for shrink wrap collection.
a coordinated competitive pass-thru grant process, nine counties
were awarded funding to develop effective and efficient methods
to collect, bale and recycle the boat shrink wrap. The grants
will be used by municipalities for activities such as the
purchase of bins for shrink wrap collection, transportation
costs, and educational efforts.
awarded funding are:
counties have committed to collecting and recycling boat shrink
wrap material for the 5 years beginning in 2008. It is anticipated
that the revenue from the initial efforts will sustain the
shrink wrap recycling program within each county for years
owners and boaters should contact their County
Recycling Coordinator to find out more about shrink wrap
collection and drop off options and locations.
has been implementing an extensive education and outreach
program to explain the benefits of recycling shrink wrap and
other materials to marinas, boaters, municipal officials and
county recycling coordinators. Several Fact Sheets have been
created to provide information to boaters and marina owners.
Feel free to copy and distribute the Fact Sheets below as
Recycling Companies for Shrink Wrap:
Rock Recycling, Inc.
1801 Eden Road
P.O. Box 85
Millville, NJ 08332
Fax: (856) 327-8710
2906 William Penn Hwy.
Easton, PA 18045
Fax: (610) 330-9986
Bag and Film, LLC
412 Trimmer Rd.
Califon, NJ 07830
If you would like additional information on funding opportunities
please contact Tali MacArthur, NJDEP Coastal Management Office