For the past three years, FDRD volunteers have been assisting the Forest Service with managing the fishing line recycling bins throughout the county. We call it the Adopt-a-Bin program. Over 30 bins constructed of PVC pipes, are located at popular fishing locations along the shores of lakes and rivers in the Dillon Ranger District. Anglers can deposit their used monofilament fishing line in the bins, rather than throw it in the trash or on the ground.
When line is disposed of improperly, it can be harmful to wildlife. The local bird population will often find and use the fishing line material in their nests. This is unsafe and unnatural for the birds. The bins also help keep the used line off the shoreline and out of the waterways and landfill.