The plastic bag or bottle that is dropped on the ground today may become the marine trash and debris of tomorrow – harming fish and fragile aquatic ecosystems. Elastec manufactures trash and debris boom for temporary or permanent projects in calm, protected or open water situations. We manufacture boom in 50 and 100 ft. lengths (or in custom lengths) and in various fabrics, float heights, skirt lengths, tensile strengths and buoyancy ratios. Read how our containment boom stopped trash and debris on a residential waterfront.

Trash and debris skimmer boat

Omni Catamaran

The Elastec Omni Catamaran is a versatile aluminum work boat that offers a variety of waterway maintenance and marina service applications. Its interchangeable “pods” are easily exchanged to facilitate various marine tasks such as: collecting floating debris, transporting cargo, pumping out boat sewage, cutting invasive aquatic weeds, supporting diving operations, lifting buoys and responding to oil spills.

Brute Boom floating debris barrier

Brute Boom

The Elastec Brute Boom is a heavy duty debris containment boom for surface and submerged trash, litter, natural debris and large floating objects in rivers, reservoirs, oceans, and lakes.

Brute Bin floatable trash collection device

Brute Bin

The purpose of the Elastec Brute Bin is to capture floatables from stormwater conveyances and outfalls before they reach our waterways. In the United States, many Municipal Separate Stormwater Systems (MS4) are installing open water trash capture technologies, such as the Brute Bin, to reduce litter loadings into water.

Elastec Bottle Boom fighting plastic pollution

Bottle Boom

ELASTEC Bottle Boom is a debris collection barrier that anyone can use at home. The boom is supplied as an empty sleeve that the owner can stuff using sealed plastic bottles. The boom is then installed in a local small creek or waterway to collect floating trash and debris. The Bottle Boom is ideal for groups looking to complete a community service project, such as Scouting groups, 4-H clubs, schools, or any group concerned with environmental cleanup.

Beach Bouncer XT heavy sargassum barrier

Beach Bouncer

The Elastec Beach Bouncer is a boom designed to deflect Sargassum, seagrass, and other invasive aquatic seaweeds to protect beaches, tourism, and marine life. It is also useful to control floating trash and debris. American Marine, a division of Elastec, has been manufacturing quality floating boom and barrier products since 1967.

Trash and debris collection in California


The PermaFence containment boom is designed for permanent installations and minimum maintenance. This heavy-duty boom is capable of withstanding long-term deployments and the arduous conditions of permanent installations. Our specially molded foam filled floats have a unique design that greatly enhances the impact resistance while providing high buoyancy reserve.

Net boom in water

Floating Net Boom

Floating Net Boom is used to control trash, debris, and aquatic plants at job sites, intakes, outfalls, and marinas. The use of nets reduces the cost of expensive cleanup programs, provides controlled maintenance and minimizes the impact on the environment. Net booms can also be used as swim curtains at hotels, beaches, and water parks, providing a well maintained, debris-free, protected swim area.


Residential floating debris containment boom

A resident in Michigan had a problem. Dead fish, seaweed and large floating debris was invading her waterfront area. The look and smell were awful. Efforts to keep areas around homes on the water previously involved using blowers to try to push the debris further out with little success. The homeowner felt that there must be a better solution.

To find that solution, she turned to the Internet. After searching for boom or containment systems for holding back debris she found Elastec. The homeowner said that Elastec and its line of debris containment boom really stood out. After consulting a sales representative, the homeowner purchased Optimax 1 containment boom and installed it around the residential waterfront.

She reports that the boom is doing an excellent job of keeping the seaweed, dead fish and floating debris away from her dock. She says that seaweed is already starting to show up this year but that thanks to Optimax her water is clean and beautiful.

-Rhonda from Michigan
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