Metal and plastic signs are dotted along streets and roads throughout the county to remind passersby that May 19, 2015 is the Primary Election Day. The IRC will be offering collection points at both of the IRC Compost Facilities throughout the months of May and June to collect and recycle all campaign signs, stakes, pamphlets, buttons, and posts.
This collection program does not seek to take the campaign sign clean up responsibilities away from the campaigns. Instead, the program hopes to connect candidates and home owners with an opportunity to recycle the campaign signs instead of sending them to the landfill. Sign posters (both political and non-political) are reminded that signs should be removed from public right-of-ways as soon as possible following the election. Signs that are not removed often become unsightly (and sometimes dangerous) roadside litter.
The small corrugated and bag type plastic lawn signs are recyclable, but should not be placed into your standard curbside bins. Similarly, metal stakes should not be recycled at the curbside either. Candidates, campaigns, and homeowners will be able to drop off campaign gear to be recycled at the IRC Compost Facility located on Blacksnake Road during normal business hours. Currently, the Compost Facility is closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all other days. The IRC Compost Facility located on 764 in Duncansville will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. Residents are encouraged to recycle their election gear at either facility.