A fishing line recycling bin installed at Fort Miamis in Maumee, Ohio.Our fishing line recycling bin program only works with the generous help of organizations who host bins on their properties and clean out the line. Learn more about our public and private recycling bin host partners, and discover some bin locations in unexpected places around Northwest Ohio.

PCS has fishing line recycling bins as far east as Port Clinton and as far west as Oak Openings Metropark. Across the region, more than 35 bins are currently in-use, with more in the works for installation in 2022.

Bins can be found in park districts, cities, and other municipalities. Metroparks Toledo hosts 18 bins, more than any other organization. Since so much of our region’s recreational waterways are found winding through or near Metroparks, PCS is especially thankful for their continued partnership on this program. Elsewhere, the City of Toledo hosts bins on both the east and west sides of the river. Up in Sylvania, Olander Parks maintains several fishing line recycling bins for young anglers getting their start at Olander Lake. Down in Wood County, the City of Perrysburg hosts several bins in parks like Orleans and Three Meadows. The Wood County Park District has a similar mix of Maumee River bins and bins on other properties like W.W. Knight Preserve.

PCS is also grateful for our private bin hosts: businesses and property owners who chose to support wildlife habitat and sustainable recreation. Did you know you can find a fishing line recycling bin inside Rossford’s Bass Pro Shops? Looking north of the Maumee River, Maumee Tackle Fishing Outfitters also has a spot to drop off fishing line to be recycled or if your line is being re-strung, ask the outfitters to make sure it’s recycled.