Dr. Shrink Offers Shrink Wrap Recycling Program - Quimby's Cruising Guide

Dr. Shrink Offers Shrink Wrap Recycling Program


As vessels are uncovered for spring, boat owners need a convenient way to get rid of the used shrink wrap covers. Dr. Shrink’s 2014 Recycling Run is an environmentally responsible option. For the fifth year, the company is working with Bay Area Recycling to pick up and recycle used shrink wrap. Residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and select locations in New York have no reason not to take part. This year all pick-ups will be conducted in July.


All Recycling Run participants must buy the EZ Fill Bags from Dr. Shrink for $5 and fill them with shrink wrap only, no strapping, buckles, vents or other contaminants. A video showing how to properly prepare the bags is available on the Recycling Run website. Drop-off locations are listed on the Recycling Run website.


Also new this year, Dr. Shrink is looking for marinas and storage facilities across the country to serve as drop-off locations or to provide pick-ups for Dr. Shrink shrink wrap in their area. Participants would be paid to perform these activities. Business owners willing to participate can fill out a form available on www.recycling-run.com.


Dr. Shrink shrink wrap is a #4 LDPE premium, virgin resin material that is easily recyclable into a variety of usable consumer products. It will not biodegrade in a landfill.


Contact Dr. Shrink at 800-968-5147 or drshrink@dr-shrink.com, or visit www.dr-shrink.com.

Explore More from Quimby’s

Wellcraft Enters Cruising Market With A Splash

The all new Wellcraft 355 has arrived and it ticks all of the boxes. Built for speed and comfort, for those looking to cruise both the inland and coastal waterways, the 355 has that original trawler hull to tackle the coastal waterways along with capabilities (and outboard motors) to navigate the inland waterways with aplomb. […] Read More

Five Tips for July Fourth Boating Safety

Updated 7/1/2022 Just like Americans’ hectic Thanksgiving Day holiday travel habits, July 4 is recreational boating’s biggest holiday of the year. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water predicts crowded launch ramp and marina facilities with significant recreational boat traffic congestion on lakes, rivers and coastal waters. Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator […] Read More