FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2015
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Supervisor Bosworth Announces 2nd Annual Boat Shrink-Wrap Recycling Program
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North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce the 2nd 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. This program offers the Town’s many recreational boaters the opportunity to pitch in and help keep our waterways clean and an attractive spot for both local and visiting boaters. Last year, this program helped to keep over 9 tons of shrink-wrap out of landfills.” said Supervisor Bosworth about the Shrink-Wrap Recycling Program.
Town officials will be accepting the used shrink-wrap, which should be free of any rope, nails, lumber, or other rubbish. 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 7:30am until 3:30pm on Sundays. Additionally, commercial marinas and residential boat owners may deposit shrink wrap seven days a week at the North Hempstead Town Dock.
Collection begins April 3rd and is expected to continue until May 17, 2015.
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.
Supervisor Bosworth talks with staff by the Shrink Wrap Recycling Station at Town Dock last year.