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Collegeville Borough Hall a Collection Point for Campaign Signs

Drop off the signs from Nov. 9 to Nov. 23 as part of a countywide recycling program. Relying on curbside recycling is discouraged.

The Montgomery County Office of Communications released the following information:

Metal and plastic campaign signs have been dotted along streets and roads throughout the county for the last several weeks. In years past, tens of thousands of those signs were destined for the trash. This year, however, the Montgomery County Recycling office has partnered with ReCommunity Recycling, Sullivan’s Scrap Metals and the Montgomery County Democratic and Republican Committees to collect and recycle all types of campaign signs along with their posts and stakes.  

“This collection program does not take the responsibility for cleaning up campaign signs away from candidates. Instead, we want to connect candidates and home owners with drop off points so that signs can be recycled instead of thrown in the trash,” said Chris Kaasmann, Montgomery County Recycling Coordinator.  

Following the collection, all signs and stakes will be delivered to ReCommunity Recycling in Philadelphia and Sullivan’s Scrap Metals in Lower Moreland Township for recycling. The small corrugated and bag type plastic lawn signs are recyclable, but should not be tossed into a standard curbside recycling bin.  Similarly, metal stakes should not be recycled curbside but can be recovered at a scrap metal facility. Between Nov. 9 and 23, candidates and homeowners will be able to drop off campaign signs at the following locations during normal working hours:  

• Abington Township Highway Yard
2201 Florey Ln.
Abington, PA 19038  

Borough of Collegeville
491 E. Main St.
Collegeville, PA 19426  

•Lower Merion Transfer Station
1300 N. Woodbine Ave.
Penn Valley, PA 19072  

• Lower Salford Township
379 Main St.
Harleysville, PA 19438  

• Pennsburg Borough Garage
76 W. 6th St.
Pennsburg, PA 18073  

• Pottstown Borough Hall
100 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464  

• Upper Dublin Township Building Lobby
801 Loch Alsh Ave.
Fort Washington, PA 19034  

• Whitemarsh Township Administration Building
616 W. Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444  

• Montgomery County Democratic Committee Headquarters
21 E. Airy St.
Norristown, PA 19401  

• Montgomery County Republican Committee Headquarters
314 E. Johnson Highway STE 200
Norristown, PA 19401  

Check out more information on this and other programs, or contact Chris Kaasmann, Montgomery County Recycling Coordinator at 610-278-3618.

joe November 09, 2011 at 01:23 PM
What a great idea. Now that the election is over, hopefully everyone will pick up those signs and dispose of them properly.
Jim Perry November 10, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Fantastic idea. But just in case, let's consider backing this up with a township-wide regulation requiring candidates to pick up and recycle the signs with 7 days of the election date.

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