"what can be recycled?" Sat Jan-23-10 10:30 PM by chasq
Hi, I am a newbie sign shark. I was inspired by the recent Wash post article about taking back Little River Turnpike from the highway spammers. My question concerns disposing of the coroplast and wire stanchions. Coroplast is supposed to be recyclable and steel certainly is. But does anyone know if it is OK to recycle these materials with other household recycling?
I have been tossing the wire stanchions in with the beer bottles, but I wonder if this is appropriate. I also toss in some coroplast, I would like to toss in a lot more.
#1. "RE: what can be recycled?" In response to Reply # 0
This has been talked about in the General forum. You might want to have a look there. I believe that the signs are not recyclable. I throw them in the regular garbage. We have "metal recyclers" in the area that scowler the neighborhood the day before and the day of trash day. So, I collect the metal stands, bunch them together and rest them against the light pole in my front yard. They are usually gone by mid-day on trash day.
#2. "RE: what can be recycled?" In response to Reply # 1
Bummer, I thought coroplast could be recycled like yogurt cups. I have been making all kinds of boxes and looking at model airplanes as ways to reuse this stuff. But I've accumulated way too much to ever use it up.
A better solution is to go after the spammer and encourage him/her to change their behavior. So I will be taking more pictures instead of signs.
I read about a friendly contact at the local VDOT in another part of this forum where I can email photos and contact information.
Thanks for bringing all these ideas to the Internet!