Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose that political sign in your yard.

Don't just throw those political signs in the trash. RECYCLE!

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Don’t throw your campaign lawn signs in the trash when the election is over.  Most political lawn signs are recyclable.

You’ve seen them sprouting like weeds across lawns, or maybe you’ve sported one or two in your yard: those political signs that don’t do much for curb appeal, but are a benefit to our political process. After the election, don’t throw away those eyesores. They are made of corrugated polypropylene plastic and metal, which are recyclable. Separate the metal stakes from the plastic signs, and either add them to your recycle bin or drop them off at your town’s recycling center.

And it’s an opportunity to be a good neighbor. If you see some old signs still dotting the landscape, offer to recycle them, too.


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Eddie E. November 05, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Now if there were a effective, direct re-use for the standard sized mailer placards. There were probably enough of them sent to bond together and build a city hall!
Brookhaven Quid Pro Quo November 05, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Yes Thom, Dekalb County provides over 42 services to us. Thank you for pointing that out. One other thing is they still carry a lot of weight as well. Like the fact they will be in control of our property tax assessments, our schools, our sanitation... Let's all recycle!
Jack of Kings November 06, 2012 at 02:46 PM
You might want to wait to see if your candidate for Council member is in a runoff before throwing out the signs.
Eric H November 06, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Are you sure DeKalb wants the wire holders and plastic signs in the Blue Bags? Clearly they don't go in the plastic bins since that is for paper/magazines/newspapers/cardboard etc. etc. And though plastic, metal and glass go in the blue bags, I believe some types of plastic are not accepted by DeKalb and I thought coat hangers were not either and the sign holders seem to fall into the hanger category.
Thiago DaLuz August 20, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Strangely enough, we've encountered some of these sign in the plumbing in Sidney. Apparently people don't always think to throw them out OR recycle them first. http://www.deanparkplumbing.com/services.htm


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