Monofilament Recycling

Help PalmettoPride and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources keep our waterways clean and free from debris and keep our wildlife safe. Recycle your monofilament.

Monofilament is single strand fishing line and is typically a strong flexible clear plastic that is tinted blue, pink or green. Discarded monofilament is harmful to wildlife and a nuisance to boaters. Recycling monofilament helps us keep it out of our water systems and landfills.

How to help

Groups are encouraged to help keep South Carolina waterways free from monofilament by adopting a recycling bin at your local dock or fishing ramp. PalmettoPride and SCDNR will supply you with all of the materials you need to get started.

How to adopt a bin:

• Contact PalmettoPride at 1-877-PAL-PRDE to secure the bin location of your choice.
• Monitor the bin’s quantity of monofilament.
• Email to receive pre-paid postage boxes for your monofilament.
• Send used monofilament to Berkley Recycling at 1900 18th Street, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.

Berkely Recycling will then turn your recycled monofilament into products such as Fish-Habs which are artificial underwater habitat structures.

For more information on monofilament recycling, contact Joe Berry.

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