Boat Wrap Recycling Program for Dartmouth Residents

Apr 9, 2024

With winter in the rearview mirror and boat enthusiasts taking to the water again, it’s time to think about recycling boat wrap.

Dartmouth residents can take their clean boat wrap, spray painted wrap is not accepted, to the Dartmouth Transfer Station at 976 Russells Mills Road, which is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. A transfer station permit is required. To obtain a permit, call Dartmouth Department of Public Works at 508-999-0740.

“This boat wrap drop-off program enables this material to be collected in a designated container so that it can be recycled,” said Director of Public Works Tim Barber in a press release. “Boat wrap cannot be placed in a curbside recycling cart. It would take up valuable space at the Crapo Hill landfill if discarded as garbage. We are working with the Waterways Commission and the Harbormaster to alert individual boaters of this win-win solution to the annual shrink wrap disposal problem and doing our best to keep it out of the waste stream.”

Boat wrap can be reused several times if it’s stored properly. For more information, contact the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District at 508-979-1493.