Cast a vote for the environment: Recycle campaign signs

Denver Public Works, Waste Management and Alpine Waste & Recycling are offering recycling for campaign signs. In Denver, there are three drop-off locations which will be open Nov. 7 through 20.

Locations and Hours

Weekday and Weekends 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Waste Management's Public Drop-Off Site at 3730 East 48th Street, Denver
  • Cherry Creek Transfer Station at 7301 E. Jewel Ave., Denver

Weekend Only - Limited Hours November 10th and 11th, and November 17th and 18th 11am to 3pm - only

  • South High School at Louisiana Ave. & Franklin St.

You will need to separate the plastic and the metal from their yard signs and place the materials in separate containers. The plastic part (corrugated plastic and plastic film) of the political signs can be recycled at the drop-off sites. However, there are some things that need to be done before this can happen.

  1. Remove or pull off the metal legs from the sign.
  2. Place the plastic portion of the signs into bins marked RECYCLE POLITICAL SIGNS HERE and the metal part of the signs into the bins marked METAL.
  3. Drop off these materials at the above sites at specified times only. For more information about this program residents can call 3-1-1 or visit www.DenverGov.org

Alpine Waste & Recycling is also offering three drop off sites around the metro area.

Arvada:

The City of Arvada drop-off site will be at 6161 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Sign collection begins Tuesday, November 6, 2012 and ends Friday, November 23, 2012. Alpine asks the public to separate the signs' metal wickets from the plastic material before depositing them into the container. For additional information, contact the City of Arvada at 720-898-7500 or www.altogetherrecycling.com

 

The Town of Parker is participating in Alpine's program by hosting a free drop-off location at Salisbury Equestrian Park, 11920 Motsenbocker Road, in the overflow parking lot on the south side of the equestrian arena. Drop off will be during park hours only, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 6 through Friday, Nov. 16. For more information, please email publicworks@parkeronline.org

Lone Tree:

The drop-off site, located at the Lone Tree Municipal Building at 9220 Kimmer Drive, will be on the east side of the parking lot. The recycle bin can be accessed from Teddy Lane or Kimmer Drive on Tuesday, November 6 through Friday, November 23. For additional information, contact the City of Lone Tree at 303-708-1818.