Election Over, Where Do the Signs Go?

Go green: Recycle your signs

Monday, Dec 1, 2008  |  Updated 2:25 PM EDT
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Election Over, Where Do the Signs Go?

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With the election over, it's time to recycle campaign signs.

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WASHINGTON -- The election is over and it's time to recycle all those campaign signs and posters, and the D.C. government is trying to make it easier for you to stay green.

The Department of Public Works will recycle all political signs and posters that they remove, officials said, and the District's Department of Energy is urging all local candidates to do the same with any of their signs in public spaces.
 
D.C. law requires all signs to be removed within 30 days of the election.
 
Special campaign recycling bins are set up at the Reeves Center at 2000 14th Street NW. You can drop off any signs to be recycled during the week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring those to the loading docks located on U St (between 14th and 15th streets).
 
DPW officials encourage all local candidates and residents who plan to discard their posters and signs to recycle them in interest of the environment.
 
If you need an additional recycling container you can contact the DPW by phone at 311 or visit their website. You can also place extra recyclables in a brown paper bag or small cardboard box next to your recycling bin.

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