White monofilament tube tied to post with scenic field and water in background at Fort Worden State Park

Monofilament recycling

Monofilament recycling program information in Washington State Parks. List of parks where you can recycle monofilament fishing line.

Have old monofilament fishing line to dispose of? 

Washington State Parks, the Department of Natural Resources and other cooperating agencies have monofilament recycling bins near many common fishing areas statewide.

While you are fishing, or if you find some monofilament fishing line by a shoreline or in the water, look for a monofilament bin to recycle your fishing line. Recycling tangled old line can save wildlife who might get caught in it, or eat it!

Park staff collect this monofilament and then ship it to the Berkley Pure Fishing Company in Iowa. Berkley melts the line down into raw plastic pellets that can be made into other plastic products including tackle boxes, spools for line, fish habitats, and toys. It is not made into more monofilament line

You can discard the line in a monofilament bin  at a Washington state park or mail it to:

Berkley Recycling
1900 18th Street
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360

      State parks with monofilament recycle bins

      • Anderson Lake
      • Beacon Rock
      • Belfair
      • Blake Island
      • Cama Beach
      • Camano Island
      • Conconully
      • Curlew Lake
      • Dash Point
      • Dosewallips
      • Flaming Geyser
      • Fort Flagler
      • Fort Worden
      • Fort Casey
      • Illahee
      • Jarrell Cove
      • Joemma Beach
      • Kanaskat-Palmer
      • Lake Easton
      • Lake Sammamish
      • Manchester
      • Millersylvania
      • Nolte
      • Pearrygin Lake
      • Penrose Point
      • Pleasant Harbor
      • Potlatch
      • Saltwater
      • Schafer
      • Sequim Bay
      • Triton Cove
      • Twanoh
      • Wanapum