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Offering marina owners and boaters a cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative to disposing of shrink wrap.

Shrink wrap is commonly used for protecting recreational boats from snow, ice, water, and debris when they’re stored outside during the winter season. The plastic encloses the boat by shrinking when heated, providing a protective covering strong enough to hold the weight of snow and ice. In the spring, hundreds of thousands of pounds of shrink wrap are removed from boats in Ohio. Historically, much of this material ended up in landfills.

In the spring of 2006, the Ohio Clean Marinas Program, together with Mondo Polymer Technologies, Inc. of Reno, Ohio, began a shrink wrap recycling program. This program offers marina owners and boaters a cost effective, eco-friendly alternative to disposing of shrink-wrap.

While details have changed over the years, the aim to keep shrink wrap out of landfills continues to remain at the heart of the program. Marinas and boaters interested in shrink wrap recycling can contact the Ohio Clean Marinas staff for help finding a recycler, or use the list of recyclers below.

Program Impacts

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Since 2006, more than 2 million lbs of shrink wrap have been recycled in Ohio


Ohio shrink wrap has been recycled into more than 30,000 guardrail blocks

In 2011, the Ohio Shrink-Wrap Recycling Program kept 155,000 lbs. of boat shrink wrap collected from over 100 marinas out of landfills. Since 2006, more than 2 million pounds of shrink wrap have been recycled in Ohio, producing more than 30,000 guardrail blocks that make over 300 miles of Ohio’s roadways safer.

Mail Return Services

Drop-Off Locations

Pickup Services

Dr. Shrink 315 Washington St.
Manistee, MI 49660
Travis Spotts 800.968.5147 (toll free) 231.723.2685 (office) 231.723.9586 (fax) notextile.

Dock 7 Materials Group, LLC 68 White Street #144
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Ted Kaiser (732) 530-0976 (phone) (732) 758-1169 (fax) notextile.

Christie Lane Industries 306 South Norwalk Road West
Norwalk, OH 44857
Margaret Reffner (419) 541-1635

Dr. Shrink 315 Washington St.
Manistee, MI 49660
Andy Gale (231) 884-3417 (phone) (231) 723-9586 (fax) Phil Rosenger (646) 529-5666

Junk King NE Ohio 3301 E. Royalton Rd.
Broadview Hts., OH 44147
Ivan Baker (330) 416-3866 junk-king/neohio

Bay Area Recycling for Charities 8025 South Good Harbor Trail
Cedar, MI 49621
Andy Gale (231) 884-3417

Diversified Plastics Recycling, Inc. 78 Winding River Lane
Inglis, FL 34449
Steven Patterson (321) 537-3437

Mondo Polymer Technologies 27620 State Route 7
Reno, OH 45773
Ron Wesel (888) 607-4790

Owl Plastics, Inc. 1217-9 Savannah Road
Augusta, GA 30901
Mike Cheng (631) 682-6602

Multi-Link International 12235 Los Nietos Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Jerome Ginn (562) 941-5380


Contact the Clean Marinas staff for more information about this program.

Fishing lines and other monofilament can seriously injure aquatic life, in addition to being unsightly litter. Recycling containers can be easily built from old tennis ball canisters or other small containers, and when placed near popular fishing spots, these can encourage people to recycle lines without making much of an effort at all.

Ohio Clean Marinas staff and Extension agents are a good resource for marinas and parks wanting to implement recycling, and are always happy to help.

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