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Posted on: November 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Recycle Your Yard Signs!

Election Sign Recycling

Corrugated plastic and steel are two items that cannot be recycled curbside, but can be recycled if processed properly at a recycling facility. 

Drop off your corrugated plastic yard signs for proper recycling at:

Creve Coeur Government Center (front vestibule)
300 N. New Ballas Rd.
November 9, 10, 12, and 13 (Offices closed Nov. 11)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Campaign signs are a recycling challenge because they’re made from multiple materials, such as paper, plastic and metal. Disposing of them requires taking them apart and disposing of each portion based on its material. 

Here’s what you can do to properly dispose of the campaign sign in your yard:

  • Break down the sign by detaching the metal wire stand from the sign itself. The metal wire is made of steel. Steel wire isn’t recycled curbside, but it can be recycled with other scrap metal.
  • If the sign is made of paper or cardboard, the paper or cardboard can be recycled curbside, as long as it isn’t laminated.
  • If the sign is sturdy, corrugated plastic, it CANNOT be recycled curbside. 
  • If the sign is a very thin, flexible plastic (like a plastic bag), that means it’s made from film plastic. This CANNOT be recycled curbside, but it can be recycled with plastic bags.

Before tossing your campaign sign, consider saving it for reuse. You could attach a new message to the board and use it to promote a special event. A local school or nonprofit organization may be able to use the sign, too. If you don’t want to save the entire sign, you may be able to reuse the wire stand for future signs!

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