The Walleye Run, Fishing Line Recycling Bins, and YOU!

Walleye anglers brave the cold Maumee River waters.The Walleye Run is coming soon! This sign of spring brings thousands of people to Northwest Ohio to fish our beautiful Maumee River. Adopting a fishing line recycling bin or using one while your fishing lets you play an important part in keeping our waterways free of marine debris. 

If you’re an angler yourself, it’s easy to use fishing line recycling bins. Check our interactive map for the closest bin to your favorite fishing spot. While you fish, store your broken or excess line in a bag, bucket, waders, or one of our “Stow It – Don’t Throw It” containers. Once you’re ready to head home, stop by the recycling bin you located and simply deposit your line inside. The bin’s host will periodically clean out the line and make sure it’s recycled.

Not an angler, but still want to help out the Maumee River? Consider volunteering to adopt a bin. You’ll be responsible for collecting fishing line from your chosen bin and logging how much line you remove. You also have the option to sponsor a bin by emailing your completed form to [email protected]. You can make a gift via PayPal (preferred) or check mailed to our P.O. Box.