The 2015 election may be over, but now, what can you do with those campaign signs? City of Iowa City Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jordan reminds residents that if the candidate does not want the signage returned for re-use, campaign signs and materials can be recycled to keep them out of the Landfill.

Paper campaign materials, such as flyers and brochures, can be recycled as mixed paper, but if the paper is plastic-coated (such as an exterior yard sign), it is not recyclable and should be thrown away with regular trash. 

Corrugated plastic signs, along with metal frames and sign-holders, can be recycled at area drop-off locations:

  • East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE, open 24 hours a day;
  • Republic Services (formerly City Carton Recycling), 3 E. Benton Street, open 24 hours;
  • Hy-Vee, 1201 N. Dodge Street, open 24 hours on the north side of the parking lot at the old Hy-Vee store location;
  • Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, 3900 Hebl Avenue SW, open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit or contact Jennifer Jordan at 319-887-6160 or

Date of publication

Thursday, November 05, 2015