There’s no going negative with this campaign. Been there. Done that. Montgomery County is running a clean campaign to take all those signs for candidates sticking up at every major intersection and recycle them.
Rather than disposing of them in the trash, you can help make the relics of Nov. 3 into something else, putting the metal, cardboard, and plastic back into use to for other products.
Residents, including campaign activists, can pick up the signs and stakes and drop them off at various sites across Montgomery County during regular work hours. The program runs from Nov. 4 to Nov. 12.
The drop-off point in Cheltenham is the township’s Public Works Facility, 8101 Old York Road in Elkins Park.
The county is partnering with ReCommunity Recycling, Cougle’s Recycling, Inc., the Montgomery County Democratic and Republican Committees and participating municipalities in the recycling effort in the aftermath of the fall political season.
According to Montgomery County, the program does not take the campaign sign clean-up responsibilities away from the campaigns. “Instead, the program hopes to connect candidates and residents with drop-off points so that signs can be recycled instead of thrown in the trash.”