With the votes tallied and the results final from Tuesday’s elections, one non-controversial question still remains. What do we do with all these lawn signs?
Most campaigns give supporters big lawn signs to show support for their preferred candidate. Some elections can have thousands upon thousands of lawn signs posted. After the election, campaigns often collect the signs, but if you don't want to wait, don't throw them away!
Most lawn signs are made of corrugated polypropylene plastic, which is recyclable. Corrugated polypropylene plastic is the same material used for plastic milk containers and detergent bottles.
So to recycle your old lawn signs, just remove the metal stakes (also recyclable) and bring them to your nearest recycling center (here in Maplewood; here in South Orange). They should accept them with the plastics.