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Recycling Now Offered for Political Signs

Items being collected include all campaign signs, stakes, pamphlets, buttons, and posts

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Campaign volunteers can now get rid of those political signs in yards and along roadways in an environmentally-friendly way.

The Blair County IRC announced it'll offer collection points at both of its Compost Facilities through the end of the month.

Items that can be recycled include all campaign signs, stakes, pamphlets, buttons, and posts.

The IRC said the program hopes to encourage homeowners, candidates and volunteers to keep those materials out of landfills. However, it does not take cleanup responsibilities away from the campaigns.

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 after the snow falls.

Following the collection, all signs and stakes will be recycled through Concord Plastics of PA in Altoona.

The small corrugated and bag-type plastic lawn signs are recyclable, but should not be put into standard curbside bins. Metal stakes should not be recycled at the curbside, either.

Campaign gear can be dropped off at the IRC Compost Facility on Blacksnake Road during normal business hours. The IRC Compost Facility located on Route 764 in Duncansville will be open from Noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 13, 20, and 27.

For more information or questions, call (814) 942-7472, visit IRC or email kpope@ircenvironment.org

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