WINNESHIEK COUNTY (KWWL) -- You've seen them lining the roads and sidewalks, but now that the votes have been cast, what should be done with all the campaign signs?
Winneshiek County Recycling suggests contacting the candidate or party to see if they want the signs back. The signs are often expensive to make and if the candidate runs again, they can reuse the signs.
A second option is to bring the signs to the Winneshiek County Recycling Center. The metal stakes will be recycled with things like tin cans. And the signs themselves are normally made from laminated heavy paper or plastic and can be used to reinforce bales of textiles or plastics that have been recycled.
The Winneshiek County Recycling Center says farmers can also get involved because seed corn signs can be used the same way.
A container has been set up for these types of signs in the drop-off building at the recycling center, at 2510 172nd Avenue in Decorah. It will be available through the end of November.