Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program
“The Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program (MRRP) is a statewide effort to educate the public on the problems caused by monofilament line left in the environment, to encourage recycling through a network of line recycling bins and drop – off locations, and to conduct volunteer monofilament line cleanup events.”
As recreational fishing is a popular sport within Lawrence County, the district has acquired the monofilament recycling bins (pictured at the right) for public use. Currently, there are bins located at Bessemer Lake, Rock Point, Bevington Boat Access, and Enon Valley Rod and Gun Club. Periodically, bins are emptied either by community volunteers or district staff. Unfortunately, some bins do become full of garbage rather than fishing line. Upon emptying the bins, the garbage is separated out from the fishing line. The fishing line, once cleaned, can then be submitted to the Lawrence County Recycling Department (located in the County Courthouse).
The recycled fishing line is then sent to Berkley Conservation Institute. BCI then recycles the used line into Berkley Fish-Hab Structures. To learn more about BCI and the recycling process, follow the link above to their website.
If you would like to request a bin for placement within Lawrence County, please contact Jo Ann McCready at email@example.com.
For more information about the program itself, please visit the Monofilament Recovery and Recycling program webpage, http://mrrp.myfwc.com/.