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Public Works and Clean Pittsburgh Commission Offer Campaign Sign Recycling

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 3, 2020) With election season is coming to an end the Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the Clean Pittsburgh Commission, recently announced an opportunity for residents to take their civic engagement to the next level by recycling their campaign yard signs after this year’s general election.

Drop off locations will be available at three Department of Public Works Divisions across the City of Pittsburgh. Drop offs will be accessible Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will run from November 4th through December 4th. 

Both the plastic film and the metal stands that make up election campaign signs are recyclable. Participants must sperate the materials before dropping off at one of the City’s Division locations

Part of a community group interested in organizing a local pickup for signs? Visit this registration link to register today: https://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/volunteer-apps/volunteer-form/index.html

“It is hard to drive on any street and not notice at least one campaign sign,” said Omoye Aikhuele, City of Pittsburgh Recycling Specialist and member of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission. “These signs cannot be collected through the curbside recycling program, and unfortunately, most of them will end up at the landfill or as litter. Offering drop off locations will minimize waste and allow us to capture these materials; both of which can be recycled through special programs.”

Three Department of Public Works Division Drop-Off Centers will be available from 6 a.m – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are:

East End Drop-Off Center

2nd Division of Public Works 

6814 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208

412-665-3609

Hazelwood Drop-Off Center
3rd Division of Public Works   
40 Melanchton St., Pittsburgh, PA 15207

412-422-6524

West End Drop-Off Center

5th Division of Public Works

1330 Hassler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 

412-937-3054

Residents can visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/yard-sign-recycling for more information.  

 

 

Published

11.03.2020
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Contacts

Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-660-1999
timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov