Here is good news: Denver Recycles Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off is now accepting corrugated plastic election signs for recycling through November 17th.
Signs must be separated from their stands.
No soft plastic or plastic film signs are accepted.
Another option is Sustainability, a private company providing recycling (for common and hard to recycle items) and compost services. Check their website to locate the drop-off center for the materials you wish to recycle.
They accept corrugated plastic yard signs and their metal stands and be aware these are considered hard to recycle items. They do NOT accept the flexible plastic signs. No fee for this service beyond the $2 entrance fee.
Two upcoming calendar events to mark our commitment to recycling coming up: America Recycles Day is November 15 and then Colorado Recycles Week begins on November 16.
To continue to raise awareness about Coloradans ability to recycle unwanted paint through PaintCare across the state, the nonprofit organization conducted an Ipsos poll about home improvement projects during the pandemic in Colorado and the U.S.
Nearly 60% of Coloradans completed a home improvement since the pandemic began, which has been deemed by some as “pandecorating.” Of those projects, nearly 60% of those used paint. How will Coloradans know what to do with their leftover paint and where to drop it off for proper disposal? They are encouraged to visit www.PaintCare.org to learn more and click on “Find a Drop-Off Site Near Year.” There are more than 150 drop-off sites located at paint and hardware stores across the state.
“America Recycles Day and Colorado Recycles Week are the perfect times to remind do-it-yourselfers they can do their part for the environment and reduce waste by planning to buy the right amount of paint, using it up, and recycling the rest,” said Kevin Lynch, Colorado program manager for PaintCare. “PaintCare makes it easy with online inspiration and resources for every step of the process and the fact that nearly all Coloradans live within 15 miles of a paint recycling drop-off site, making it easy to recycle unused paint.”
PaintCare currently operates programs in eight states and the District of Columbia. There are more than 175 drop-off sites across Colorado and more than 1,800 drop-off sites across the country. To find the closest paint recycling drop-off site, visit PaintCare’s drop-off site locator tool. Residents and businesses who wish to drop off paint for recycling are encouraged to call ahead to verify drop-off hours and ensure space in on-site collection bins.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an official proclamation on Friday, November 15, 2019, marking Colorado Recycles Week. This year, Colorado Recycles Week will take place November 16-20.
America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around Nov. 15, America Recycles Day event organizers educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events.
About PaintCare and PaintCare Colorado
PaintCare is committed to making it easy and convenient for residents and businesses to recycle postconsumer (leftover) paint in states with paint stewardship laws. A nonprofit organization created by paint manufacturers, PaintCare sets up drop-off locations for leftover paint, arranges for recycling and proper disposal, and conducts public education. More than 3 million gallons of paint, stain, and varnish have been managed by PaintCare’s Colorado program since its launch in 2015. For additional information, visit www.paintcare.org.