Sunday, 4 November 2012

Plastic campaign signs shouldn't go in recycling cart

When political candidates and their volunteers go out Wednesday to pick up all their campaign signs — as we’re sure they plan to do — remember this: Many of those signs are made of corrugated plastic that is not readily recyclable. So don’t toss them in a city smart cart or a county recycling bin.

Instead, haul them out to the county’s solid waste facility (7550 Apalachee Parkway) or Marpan Recycling (6020 Woodville Highway). The county will re-purpose corrugated plastic signs; Marpan will bundle them off to companies that do recycle these materials.

Of course, campaign signs can be tossed in with garbage, which is dumped in the landfill. But some might say that’s wrong in a world where we try to reduce the amount of garbage we bury.

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