Plastic election or yard signs cannot be recycled through curbside recycling programs or our single-stream drop-off recycling stations due to their shape and size.
HOWEVER corrugated plastic election or yard signs (graduation, political, issue support, business promotion such as roofing, painting, fencing, or home services) can be recycled at a special collection bin. Corrugated plastic have gaps between the layers of plastic that you can see along the edge of the sign where as other types of plastic signs that are not corrugated cannot be recycled or placed in the special collection bin.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECYCLING CORRUGATED PLASTIC ELECTION OR YARD SIGNS:
- Gather your corrugated plastic signs for recycling
- Head to Kent County Recycling and Education Center and locate the special collection bins marked with “Election and Yard Sign Recycling” signs
- Disassemble your sign into its separate components; metal stand/legs and the plastic sign
- Place each of the components, separately, into its designated material bin
Kent County Recycling & Education Center977 Wealthy SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Accepts residential recycling and consumer electronics. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors & TVs are not accepted at this location.