Campaign Lawn Signs

Can Campaign Lawn Signs be Recycled?   

It depends.  

Break the signs down for disposal.  

Remove the metal wire stand from the sign itself.   

Metal Stands

The metal stand is made of steel wire.   These cannot be recycled curbside, but they can be brought to the Recycling Center for recycling.  

Paper Signs 

Paper signs can only be recycled if they don't have a plastic layer on them.   If you cannot rip them, they cannot be recycled and must go in the trash.   If you can rip them, they can go with the mixed recycle paper recycling at the Recycling Center.  

Hard Plastic Signs 

Hard plastic signs usually are made of corrugated plastic, which is a plastic #5.   However, these cannot be recycled with the City's current program and must go in the regular trash.   

Flexible Plastic Signs 

Plastic signs that are flexible, similar to a thin flexible plastic or a bag, cannot be recycled at the curb, but can be included with the plastic bag and film recycling at area stores.   In Middletown Stop and Shop and Price Chopper collect plastic film for recycling.   These signs must be clean and dry to be recycled properly.  

REUSE YOUR SIGNS 

Consider saving your lawn signs for future use.  You could attach a new message to them, use in school projects or use it to promote a special event or use again in future campaigns.     

At the very least, save the wire stands to use for the next time you need to post signs or donate them to an organization that will use them.