Can You Recycle Campaign Yard Signs?

Yes, or at least around these parts.  I’ve displayed campaign yard signs for a number of election cycles now, and some of the signs I’ve kept (for sentimental reasons?  to clutter the garage?) and some I’ve passed along to our party precinct chair for use at the polling locations on election day.

Alas, the garage is filling up, so after May’s municipal elections, I decided to ask the city in which I reside if I can recycle them.  And the answer is yes.  File under “good to know.”  I’ll be carting a bunch of ’em out to the curb soon….



  1. chigau (違う) says

    If the signs are made of that new-fangled plastic corrugated cardboard, they make decent insulation for your tarp-tent under the bridge.

  2. kestrel says

    @#1, chigau: Oh hey – that is also good to know! May come in very useful sooner than I think…

  3. Pierce R. Butler says

    I use ’em for ground cover pads whenever I need to crawl under my truck, kneel to pull weeds, etc.

    The wire “H” supports which hold up the signs can cost a dollar or more: save those and give them to a worthy candidate in the next local campaign cycle.