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Recycle Your Fishing LineDiscarding fishing line improperly is illegal as it can be hazardous to humans and animals. Fishing line can cause injury and death to many kinds of wildlife. Wildlife may swallow fishing line, resulting in illness or death, or they may also become entangled, drown, starve or lose a limb. Fishing line can also be a threat to divers and boaters. Divers can drown if they become entangled. Entangled propellers may result in costly repairs.

What Can You Do?

  • Don’t leave your line behind. If you have unwanted line, store it safely and securely until it can be placed in a recycling receptacle.
  • Never leave fishing line unattended.
  • Cast with care. Survey the area before casting a line to avoid trees, utility lines, bridges, wildlife and other anglers. If fishing line gets snagged or should break, make every effort to retrieve it safely.
  • If fishing line gets snagged or should break, make every effort to retrieve it safely.
    Collect discarded line, debris and other abandoned fishing gear when possible.
  • Do not feed wildlife as it encourages animals to approach fishing boats and anglers.
  • Participate in a monofilament-recycling program and local cleanup efforts.
  • Obtain and adopt a recycling bin for your favorite fishing and boating area.
  • Practice and develop fishing skills to prevent gear loss.

How To Help Entangled Animals
Report all entangled marine wildlife to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922). Report all entangled land animals or birds to a local rehabilitation hospital. Do not attempt to disentangle animals as it may result in injury to yourself and/or the animal.

Lake County Fishing Line Recycling Locations

Lake Location Bin Type
Lake County Fishing LIne Recycling Locations
Lake County Monofilament Fishing Line Recycling Locations Map
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Lake Idamere Boat Ramp at end of Bayshore Circle, Tavares Outdoor
Lake Eustis Boat ramp off Lakeshore Drive, Eustis Outdoor
Lake Eustis Public fishing pier near Lake Eustis Marina, Eustis Outdoor
Lake Holly 14421 County Road 450, Umatilla Outdoor
Lake Yale Marsh Park
36545 Yale Retreat Road, Eustis
None Lake County Office of Parks & Trails
31150 Industry Drive, Tavares
None Lake County Water Laboratory
12923 County Landfill Road, Tavares
Lake Dora Lake County Waterways
400 W. Fourth St., Mount Dora
Helena Run Holiday Travel Mobile Home Park
28229 County Road 33, Leesburg
(Boat Ramp off Chipmunk Road)
Palatlakaha River Boat ramp in Hawthorne
off Palo Verde Drive, Leesburg
Little Lake Harris JP Boondocks Bar & Grill
704 S. Lakeshore Blvd., Howey-in-the-Hills
Parking Lot
Lake Minneola Public fishing pier at end of Eighth St., Clermont Outdoor
Lake Palatlakaha Emerald Lakes Mobile Home Park
1401 W. Highway 50, Clermont
Boat Ramp
Dead River Palm Gardens Marina
11801 U.S. Highway 441, Tavares
In fish cleaning room


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