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Make Good (Re)Use of Campaign Signs

Montgomery County unveils new election sign recycling program.

Metal and plastic signs are dotted along streets and roads throughout the county to remind passersby that today is Election Day. In years past, tens of thousands of those signs were destined for the trash.
 
This year, however, the Montgomery County Recycling office has partnered with ReCommunity Recycling, Sullivan’s Scrap Metals and the Montgomery County Democratic and Republican Committees to collect and recycle all types of campaign signs along with their posts and stakes.
 
“This collection program does not take the responsibility for cleaning up campaign signs away from candidates. Instead, we want to connect candidates and home owners with drop off points so that signs can be recycled instead of thrown in the trash,” said Chris Kaasmann, Montgomery County Recycling coordinator.
 
Following the collection, all signs and stakes will be delivered to ReCommunity Recycling in Philadelphia and Sullivan’s Scrap Metals in Lower Moreland Township for recycling. The small corrugated and bag type plastic lawn signs are recyclable but should not be tossed into a standard curbside recycling bin. Similarly, metal stakes should not be recycled curbside but can be recovered at a scrap metal facility.
 
Between Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, candidates and homeowners will be able to drop off campaign signs at the following locations during normal working hours:
 
Abington Township Highway Yard
2201 Florey Lane, Abington
 
Borough of Collegeville
491 E. Main St., Collegeville
 
Lower Merion Transfer Station
1300 N. Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley
 
Lower Salford Township
379 Main St., Harleysville
 
Pennsburg Borough Garage
76 W. 6th St., Pennsburg
 
Pottstown Borough Hall
100 E. High St., Pottstown

Upper Dublin Township Building Lobby
801 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington
 
Whitemarsh Township Administration Building
616 W. Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill

Montgomery County Democratic Committee Headquarters
21 E. Airy St., Norristown
 
Montgomery County Republican Committee Headquarters
314 E. Johnson Highway Suite 200, Norristown
 
For more information on this program, click here, or call Chris Kaasmann at 610-278-3618.

Scott Johnson November 09, 2011 at 11:19 AM
This is a great idea, it's weird that no one has heard of it around here other then from this article. Thanks for the info!

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