How do you dispose of your used plastic lures?

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asked Jan 9, 2018 in Saltwater Fishing by Boneyard (1,593 points)

5 Answers

+3 votes
answered Jan 11, 2018 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I have heard of people getting an old microwave and melting them down into a mold. I have not done this yet, but I was thinking about it.
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answered Jan 11, 2018 by revgramza (1,095 points)
I pull all monofilament and put it in monofilament recycling boxes (available at many/most boat ramp).

For plastics, I just throw them in the trash.  If they have attached hooks, I wrap them in paper and tape them to prevent accidental puncture wounds-for myself or anyone else handing the trash.

Even with the biodegradable plastics, I'd rather they degrade in a landfill versus a body of water.
+3 votes
answered Jan 16, 2018 by oma1of2 (25 points)
I separate hook from plastic and dispose of as recycled plastic and metal.
+2 votes
answered Jan 14, 2018 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
There are several organizations involved with getting anglers to recycle their plastic baits  Keep America Fishing is a good place to start.  You can take an online pledge to dispose of your soft plastics in a responsible way. They also have a link to "Rebaits", which is trying to place recycle bins for soft plastics around to make it easier for anglers to not dispose of them in the water. Check them out!!!
+2 votes
answered Jan 26, 2018 by Piratekelli (1,003 points)
We have recycle bins we use . Local outdoor shop carries one
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