FOR BOATING SAFETY AND
reeL in & recycLe!
It’s easy — and cheap! — to build a recycling bin to collect used
fishing line, and do your part to keep it out of the water
Since 2007 the boatU.S. FoUnDation monofilament Fishing Line recycling Program’s network of more than 2,000 recycling bins has helped recycle 5,200 miles of fishing line. Left in the water, this old line is a hazard to birds and marine life and can wreak havoc on your prop. these bins, installed at the
water’s edge, make it easy for anglers to recycle used fishing line and keep it
out of the water. building a bin is simple.
STEP 1: With the plug removed and set aside, apply adhesive to the female-threaded
adapter and slide it onto the two-foot length of pipe.
STEP 2: Apply adhesive to one end of the elbow, and slide that over the other end
of the pipe. Look for any markings or writing on the pipe and position the opening of the
elbow opposite any marks.
STEP 3: Apply decals to the bin’s front below the opening of the elbow.
The BoatU.S. Foundation is happy to supply decals free of charge. Email
cleanwater@BoatUS.com to request decals.
STEP 4: Drill a small drainage hole in the
plug. Once the adhesive on the adapter is dry,
thread the plug onto the adapter.
STEP 5: Install the bin at a popular fishing location. Installation methods depend
on the location, how much vandalism is
anticipated, and what infrastructure is
available. Metal strapping or thick
plastic zip-ties can be used to
secure bins to pilings and
light posts. Where such
infrastructure is not
posts can be