“Boat shrink wrap is recyclable, but it is considered a commercial product. The used wrap often contains wood, strings and other debris that can contaminate Muskoka’s acceptable residential material at the curb that residents work diligently to sort and set out correctly,” stated the district. “In order for commercially consumed material such as boat shrink wrap to be recyclable, this material must be baled together and kept separate.”
The district encouraged residents to return the wrap directly to a marina, as the marina may have a commercial arrangement with a private waste management company for recycling it.
“If that is not possible, the district encourages residents to contact a waste management facility to arrange to drop off and avoid contamination that would prevent recycling,” added the district.
Progressive Waste Solutions, said his waste collection and recycling company has been diverting the seasonal boat-storage plastic wrap in the region through commercial contracts for more than a decade.