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Rig Recycling

Rig Recycle

We are thrilled to announce that BCF are expanding the Rig Recycle initiative and the bins are now available in all BCF stores across Queensland!

All you need to do is pick up, collect and recycle any preloved, broken, and unwanted gear into the Rig Recycle bins at any BCF store across QLD, then OzFish and Tangaroa Blue will do the rest!

Visit OzFish for more information.

FAQS

  • Mono filament line (not braid line) will be recycled
  • Plastic line spools (that you buy your line on) will be recycled
  • Handline spools can be both recycled and up-cycled
  • Hooks — preferably in good condition (not rusty) will be up-cycled
  • Sinkers — lead or other, in any condition, will be up-cycled
  • Swivels — preferably in good condition (not rusty) will be up-cycled
  • Lures — in any condition, if they cannot be fully up-cycled, they will be used for parts to up-cycle other lures
  • Floats — in good condition, will be up-cycled where possible
  • Braid line cannot yet be recycled
  • Bait packaging, or any other smelly item
  • Soft plastic packaging, recyclability is variable
  • Soft-plastic disposable body/tail*
  • Rods and reels – at the moment, we cannot take reels and rods, their size makes both transport and storage difficult.
  • Life jackets
  • Flares, should be disposed of appropriately – see your State or Territory guidelines
  • *Soft Plastics or Soft Plastic Lures Soft-bodied lures can be reused, as can jig heads for soft plastics, these two items are welcomed in the bin. However, the soft plastic tail-section of a soft plastic lure is problematic. The soft plastic part is often damaged or has been kept in scented oils so it cannot easily be re-used, and unfortunately, there is no current method for recycling them. We don’t encourage their inclusion in the Rig Recycle bin.

    We are thrilled to announce that after a successful trial of a first-of-it's-kind initiative in Australia, Rig Recycling is now available in all BCF stores across Queensland! Visit our store locator to find your local store’s details.