Montgomery County is planning for the days after the Election next week.
“Campaign signs have popped up around Montgomery County reminding residents to cast their votes on November 6th,” stated Ms. Veronica Harris, Recycling Manager for Montgomery County. “After the excitement of Election Day fades, Montgomery County urges its residents to recycle their campaign signs instead of throwing them in the trash.”
According to Montgomery County, “recycling campaign signs puts all of the metal, cardboard, and plastic components back into use to make other products.”
Residents of Cheltenham Township and Abington Township may drop off their campaign signs from November 7 to November 13, 2018, during normal operating hours at participating locations, including:
Abington Township Highway Yard
2201 Florey Lane
Abington, PA 19038
According to Montgomery County, cardboard and plastic bag signs will be accepted at this location along with corrugated plastic signs and metal stands.
“This collection program does not seek to take the campaign sign clean up responsibilities away from the campaigns,” Ms. Harris continued. “Instead, the program hopes to connect candidates and residents with drop off points so that signs can be recycled instead of thrown in the trash.”
Beyond this special recycling effort, Ms. Harris explained that “Residents may recycle some of the materials independently. Cardboard signs may be recycled in curbside programs and plastic bag type signs may be recycled with plastic grocery bags at local retail drop offs.”