A fisherman uses a spinning rod to reel in fishing line with a fish on the end hopefully.

Monofilament Recycling

Monofilament line is another name for single-strand, high-density, nylon fishing line that is used on fishing reels and in the manufacturing of fishing nets. When disposed of improperly monofilament can be hazardous to marine life, scuba divers and even boat propellers. Even when put in the trash monofilament can end up harming wildlife at landfills. When possible it is best to recycle used fishing line.

Many tackle shops offer recycling and waterfront recycling bins are becoming more commonplace. The BoatUS Foundation has built and distributed over 2000 bins to waterfront locations around the country. If you are interested in fishing line recycling but have not seen bins near visit our Reel In & Recycle page to learn more about our program. You can also watch our video showing you step-by-step how to build your own monofilament recycling bin