The Tallies Are Still Coming In…But One Thing is for Sure

Now that the election is coming to a close, our customers are wondering: Can I recycle my yard sign(s)?

The answer is, sadly, most election signs are not recyclable locally and SHOULD NOT be put in your curbside recycling bin.

• Signs made of corrugated plastic should be thrown away in the trash.
• Plastic sleeve-style signs (made of stretchy plastic material like grocery bags) can be recycled as plastic film at the City’s Timberline Recycling Center (1903 S. Timberline Rd.).
• Election signs made of cardboard or paperboard can be recycled in your curbside recycling bin or at recycling drop-off locations after removing the metal wicket.
• Metal sign wickets on all types of signs can be recycled as scrap metal at local scrap metal dealers or taken to the Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard ($5 entry fee applies).

Special thank you to the City of Fort Collins for researching how to dispose of or properly recycle political yard signs.

Do you have more questions about what to recycle vs put into the trash? If so, please visit the GSI Waste Wizard at