We Want You to Recycle Your Yard Signs

Campaign/Yard Sign Disposal

Campaign signs are a recycling challenge because they're made from mulitple materials, such as paper, plastic and metal. Diposing og them requires taking them apart and disposing of each protion based on its material.

Here's what you can do:

  • 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. Drop off your corrugated plastic yard signs to be recycled at one of the drop-off locations below.
  • 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 lcal 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!

Below is a list of locations where you can take your yard signs for recycling.

Information brought to you by OneSTL's Materials and Recycling Working Group!