The election is (mostly) over, and it’s time to take down those campaign yard signs. While you definitely shouldn’t toss a stack of signs straight in the trash, you also can’t simply dump them in your recycling bin and consider it done. Here’s how to minimize the likelihood that your lawn signs end up in a landfill.
You can probably recycle your yard signs, but you may not be able to do so with regular curbside service. Signs are generally made of one of a few types of paper or plastic, which not all recycling facilities are set up to receive:
- Plastic #5: most corrugated plastic signs (“Coroplast”)
- Plastic #2 or #4: most thin, flexible plastic signs
Before you dump your signs in your recycling bin, check with your local waste disposal company to find out what you can leave out for curbside pickup and what requires…