Campaign Signs Put in Garbage Cart/Bin Put plastic and cardboard signs in the recycling cart as well as the metal stands and stakes. Break Down the Sign for Disposal Break down the sign by detaching the metal wire stand from the sign itself. Metal Stands Are Scrap Metal The metal stand is made of steel wire and can be disposed of alongside scrap metal. Learn how to dispose of scrap metal. Paper Signs Are Posters Paper signs can be disposed of as posters. Find out what to do with posters. Hard Plastic Signs Are Plastic #5 If the sign is sturdy, corrugated plastic, that means it’s made from plastic #5. Learn how to dispose of plastic #5. Flexible Plastic Signs Are Plastic Film If the sign is a very thin, flexible plastic, that means it’s made from film plastic #2 or plastic #4. Plastic film can’t be recycled curbside, but it can be recycled with plastic bags. Ways to Reuse Repurpose Your Sign Consider saving your campaign sign for future use. You could attach a new message to the board and use it to promote a special event, or a local school or nonprofit organization may be able to use the sign, too. Save the Stand for Next Year If you don’t want to save your entire campaign sign, you can save the wire stands to use with future signs.