FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2016
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Supervisor Bosworth Announces 3rd Annual Boat Shrink-Wrap Recycling Program
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Boat Shrink-Wrap Recycling Program. The program offers recreational boat owners and commercial marina operators the opportunity to dispose of their vessels’ winter shrink-wrapping in an environmentally friendly way, preventing the wrapping from ending up in landfills and protecting precious marine wildlife.
“The Town of North Hempstead has 32 miles of beautiful coastline, and we are committed to keeping it that way,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “This program offers the Town’s many recreational boaters the opportunity to pitch in and help keep our waterways clean. Last year, this program helped to keep over 12 tons of shrink-wrap out of landfills.”
Beginning April 1, Town officials will be accepting the used shrink-wrap, which should be free of any rope, nails, lumber, or other rubbish. Commercial marinas and residential boat owners may deposit shrink wrap seven days a week at the North Hempstead Town Dock until May 16. Additionally, residents can recycle their boat shrink wrap at the Resident Drop-Off at the Solid Waste Management Authority Transfer Station at 999 West Shore Road, Roslyn, from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sundays, until May 29.
The shrink-wrap may be deposited by either commercial marina owners or recreational boat owners in the designated recycling containers located at these two facilities.
For more information about the program please call 311 or (516) 869-6311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.
North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Solid Waste Management Authority Executive Director Igor Sikiric and Sustainability Officer Bill Karavasilis with shrink wrap that was collected during North Hempstead’s annual shrink-wrap recycling program.