With 2021 elections over, the campaign signs may be down, but many were saved from their usual past fate of being thrown in the trash and buried in a landfill. Zero Waste’s Susan Knell spearheaded the collection, and many of the candidates — city council, school board, parks and fire commission — participated by dropping them off at her house. About 200 signs are now set to be reused as insulation in a compost construction project by islander V Calvez. The metal post inserts are being stored by Herb Hethcote and are available for borrowing.
We are continuing to collect all plastic corrugated signs in the grey Terracycle drop-off bin outside the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West. Metal posts (please separate from the sign) may be placed there as well. The polypropylene plastic will be reused in insulation projects. The metal stands will be stored for anyone who needs to borrow them for future sign use. Please email Susan if you have questions. Thank you!