New receptacles for waste fishing line are now available on several boat docks in Iowa City.

The City features many good spots for fishing, including docks to launch boats, canoes and kayaks. Stray line can get caught in boat motors, can be a nuisance for other anglers, and is dangerous for wildlife that becomes tangled in it.

People are encouraged to instead use the new receptacles to help improve the Iowa River and protect wildlife. Be mindful, the containers are not for other trash, just excess fishing line.

If you have questions, contact Carol Sweeting, Public Works Information Coordinator, at 319-541-2385 or

A receptacle for waste fishing line.
A receptacle for waste fishing line.

Date of publication

Wednesday, August 16, 2017