Monofilament Fishing Line Recycling 

Through a Duke Energy Catawba-Wateree Habitat Enhancement Program grant and in partnership with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Palmetto Pride, Catawba Riverkeeper installs and manages monofilament fishing line recycling bins in South Carolina, including locations at our Outdoor Classroom and Catawba Nation. Monofilament (single strand) fishing line is often left behind by fishermen, entrapping wildlife and posing a nuisance for boaters. We want to keep used fishing line out of our environment with your help!  

We need ongoing volunteers to help manage our recycling bins in the following locations. Volunteers that live close to these locations are ideal for managing each bin.  

  • Catawba Riverkeeper Outdoor Classroom in Fort Lawn, SC 
  • Public Boat Launch at Nectar Road in Fort Lawn, SC 
  • Public Boat Launch at Springs Park in Lancaster, SC 

Want to Adopt-a-Bin for your group?  
Scout troops and groups that take long-term ownership of maintaining the bin are encouraged to volunteer. 

Visit the recycling bin monthly depending on fisherman traffic at the site, clean out the recycling bin, record the fishing line data, and send in the fishing line to be recycled! All materials and instruction are provided by Catawba Riverkeeper. 

View our Monofilament Recycling Bin Guide for more information about the project and how to get involved.