Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling and Styrofoam Collection Events Announced
The City of Toledo, in partnership with the Board of Lucas County Commissioners, Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, and Ohio Clean Marinas, are excited to offer individuals and marinas the opportunity to recycle their boat shrink wrap this spring.
It is estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 tons of this hard to recycle material is sent to landfills every year. We can do better in Toledo. This year recycle your boat wrap through this free program.
Boat wrap can be dropped off for recycling at the Lucas County Solid Waste Management District by making an appointment at 419-213-2207. Also, this year we will be hosting 5 collection events:
April 16th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity
1310 Conant St, Maumee
April 23rd, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
May 7th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m
4001 North Summit St, Toledo
May 14th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m
Naturally Oregon Event
655 South Coy Rd, Oregon
May 21st, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m
Point Place Plaza
5109 Suder Ave, Toledo
In order for boat wrap to be recycled, all nylon straps and any other non-shrink wrap material must be removed. It must also be properly bundled. More information and a how-to video on properly preparing boat wrap for recycling can be found at www.ktlcb.org.
Also, at each of these events we will also be collecting packaging styrofoam (extruded polystyrene foam). Only white styrofoam packaging and coolers will be accepted. All tape, stickers, and other contaminants must be removed. No styrofoam egg cartons, take-out food containers, plates, or cups. These items will not be accepted.
Shrink Wrap Recycling
As boaters, you can do your part to reduce plastic accumulation in landfills by assisting your marina with shrink wrap recycling.