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Department of Solid Waste Management

Fishing & Crabbing

When it's time to retire or replace your fishing and crabbing gear, it's important to dispose of it responsibly.

Options for Disposal

1. Donate or Recycle
Consider donating your gently used fishing and crabbing equipment to local organizations or programs that provide gear for beginners. Additionally, explore recycling options for metal scrap.

2. Fishing Line (Monofilament)
Dispose of monofilament fishing line at designated receptacles near boardwalks, boat ramps, and popular fishing locations. Proper disposal prevents environmental harm and keeps our waterways clean. Locations near LBI

Proper disposal of crab traps, metal scrap, monofilament, and fishing line prevents harm to marine life. Ensuring these materials do not end up in waterways is crucial for environmental preservation.