Plastic yard signs and stakes—are they recyclable anywhere? I hate to see them thrown away, and I have a bunch from a fundraiser promotion.
I imagine there will be a lot of obsolete plastic yard signs and stakes in the next week or two. The best option is to find another fundraiser or campaign that can put them to use. I know Indy Food Co-op was able to save money during their big membership push by reusing donated stakes.
If you don’t know of another organization that can use them, they are recyclable. If you collect multiple yard stakes, you may want to take them to a scrapyard for cash – hey, you could add that to your fundraiser!
You might not be surprised to learn that RecycleForce will gladly take both the stake and the plastic film sign for recycling. This may be as close to being green as some politicians come.
Note: according to a customer service representative at Republic, you may not put metal stakes in your curbside recycling bin. Of course, your bin may be too full of candidate postcards and mailers by election time anyway.