Recycle boat wrap from May 18

May 20, 2020

“It protected your boat all winter, now it's time to protect the environment,” reads a flyer advertising the boat wrap recycling program at the Dartmouth Transfer Station.

Residents can take clean white boat wrap to the Dartmouth Transfer Station from May 18 through June 30. There is a container for boat wrap only. 

Zippers and straps must be removed and discarded. Spray painted wrap cannot be accepted.

A transfer station permit is required.

“Shrink wrap is a valuable recyclable plastic and it is a waste of our limited disposal resources at Crapo Hill to treat it as garbage,” said David Hickox, Director of Public Works in the Town of Dartmouth. “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.” 

The Dartmouth Transfer Station is open Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Dartmouth residents who would like to obtain a transfer station permit or day pass should call the Dartmouth DPW at (508) 999-0740.

The boat wrap collected through this program can be recycled into a variety of items including plastic pallets, composite lumber, and plastic film used to cover greenhouses.

For more information, contact the Refuse District’s recycling office by phone at (508) 979-1493 or by email at