Campaign Signs Put in Recycling Cart/Bin Put hard plastic and cardboard signs in the recycling cart. The metal frames should be disassembled and also put in the recycling. Any flimsy campaign signs are plastic film and should go in the garbage container. Break Down the Sign for Disposal Break down the sign by detaching the metal wire stand from the sign itself. 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.