Fishing Line Recycling

photoMenunkatuck has installed these cool fishing line recycling bins at several locations within our chapter area.

  • Guilford Town Marina
  • Lake Quonnipaug boat launch, Guilford
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison (five locations within the park)
  • Madison/Guilford boat launch off Neck Road
  • Branford Supply Ponds

The bins will be emptied and the fishing line collected to be recycled by volunteers and town/state staff.

Please deposit all fishing line you use (or find) into these bins to protect birds and other wildlife from entanglement. The bins will be emptied and the fishing line collected to be recycled by the following volunteers and town/state staff.

Fishing line can kill wildlife! Ospreys like to decorate their nests with trash including discarded fishing line. If the line becomes entangled in a talon, around a leg, or the neck, the Osprey is doomed. Hank Golet took this photo of such a bird on the Connecticut River.

Fishing line can kill wildlife! Ospreys like to decorate their nests with trash including discarded fishing line. If the line becomes entangled in a talon, around a leg, or the neck, the Osprey is doomed. Hank Golet took this photo of such a bird on the Connecticut River.

We plan to install several more recycling bins in the future at fishing sites in New Haven and West Haven. If you know of an appropriate site and would like to volunteer to maintain a bin, please contact Cindi Kobak at cindi@menunkatuck.org.