The Ohio Clean Marinas Program (ohiocleanmarina.osu.edu ) and its partners encourage boaters, marina operators, and greenhouse facility operators to recycle their plastic shrink wrap this season by taking it to a collection site and keeping it out of local landfills. The following Lake Erie marinas are serving as shrink wrap collection sites through mid-June.
- Beaver Park Marina, 6101 W. Erie Ave., Lorain; 3840 N. Summit St., Toledo
- Catawba Landing, 2021 NE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
- Geneva State Park Marina, Padanarum Road, Geneva
- Spitzer Riverside Marina, 485 California Ave., Lorain
Information on additional collection sites and program participation is available by calling the Ohio Clean Marinas Program office at 419.609.4120 during normal business hours Monday-Friday.
Thanks to an innovative recycling program coordinated with Mondo Polymer Technologies, Inc. of Reno, Ohio, more than 1.5 million pounds of plastic shrink wrap have been recycled since 2006 and made into approximately 200,000 highway guardrail blocks that help make more than 300 miles of Ohio roadways safer and reduce landfill content.
"It is vitally important that all nylon strapping and any other materials first be removed from the shrink wrap before it is taken to a collection site or it can not be collected and recycled," said Colleen Wellington, Ohio Clean Marinas Program manager.
Step-by-step illustrated instructions on the proper handling of shrink wrap for collection at the participating collection sites is available online at ohiocleanmarina.osu.edu .
For more information, contact:
Colleen Wellington, Ohio Clean Marinas Program
Ron Wesel, Mondo Polymer Technologies, Inc.