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The election is over. Now what can you do with your political signs?

If you live in Montgomery County, there is a drop-off program that runs through Nov. 15. The Montgomery County Recycling Office reminds residents that plastic campaign signs and metal stands are not accepted as part of curbside recycling. Instead of putting yard signs in the trash, residents can recycle their campaign signs at 16 sites across the county.

These sites include:

  • Abington Township Highway Yard, 2201 Florey Lane, Abington
  • Cheltenham Township Public Works Facility, 8101 Old York Road, Elkins Park
  • Collegeville Borough Municipal Building, 491 East Main St., Collegeville
  • Douglass Township Recycling Center, 108 Municipal Drive, Gilbertsville
  • Hatfield Township Building, 1950 School Road, Hatfield
  • Horsham Township Municipal Building, 1025 Horsham Road, Horsham
  • Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 North Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley
  • Lower Providence Township Public Works Facility, 500 Church Road, Eagleville
  • Lower Salford Township Municipal Building, 379 Main Street, Harleysville
  • Montgomery County Democratic Committee Headquarters, 21 E. Airy St., Norristown (Drop off in parking lot behind building)
  • Montgomery Township Administration Building, 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville
  • Skippack Township Building, 4089 Heckler Road, Skippack
  • Upper Dublin Township Library, 520 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington
  • Upper Gwynedd Township Pool Parking Lot, 1 Parkside Place, North Wales
  • Whitemarsh Township Administration Building, 616 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
  • Whitpain Township Administration Building, 960 Wentz Road, Blue Bell

Accepted materials include paperboard and plastic (corrugated and film) yard signs and metal stands.

Delaware County offers a similar program for campaign signs.

Delco residents can drop campaign signs off at during Sign Recycling Events at the Emergency Services Training Center in Sharon Hill, 600 Calcon Hook Road.

The first event is Nov. 18 and 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The second is Dec. 2 and Dec. 3, also from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spokespeople for Bucks and Chester counties told Delaware Valley Journal that residents should check with their local municipality or call the political parties about recycling the campaign signs.

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