Ohio recycles campaign signs

It’s an easy vote for “clean and green” as the 2010 political campaign season has come to a close. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), WBNS-10TV, and the Ohio Historical Society offered free recycling of all political campaign yard signs.

SWACO executive director Ron Mills said, “So many times these signs are just tossed in the trash. Many are made of cardboard or plastic, both of which can be recycled easily. This first of a kind collection in Central Ohio answers past questions regarding green alternatives for campaign clean ups.”

Before recycling, the campaign signs should be removed from their metal or wooden supports. Those supports can be reused in future campaigns. Signs that are recycled should be the property of an individual or campaign and not taken from another location.