Now that Election Day is over, what to do with all those campaign signs?
Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works and the Clean Pittsburgh Commission are offering recycling for campaign signs at three drop-off locations. Both the signs (plastic film or corrugated plastic) and their metal stands can be recycled.
The drop-off sites will be open Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., through December 4.
“It is hard to drive on any street and not notice at least one campaign sign,” said Omoye Aikhuele, recycling specialist for the City of Pittsburgh and a member of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission, in a press release.
“These signs cannot be collected through the curbside recycling program, and unfortunately, most of them will end up at the landfill or as litter. Offering drop-off locations will minimize waste and allow us to capture these materials; both of which can be recycled through special programs.”
Drop off your signs at these three locations:
East End Drop-Off Center (2nd Division): 6814 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (412-665-3609)
Hazelwood Drop-Off Center (3rd Division): 40 Melanchton Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207 (412-422-6524)
West End Drop-Off Center (5th Division): 1330 Hassler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (412-937-3054)