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City of Lexington will repurpose unwanted political signs for art project

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 14:05:32-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Don't throw your unwanted political signs in the trash.

The city of Lexington wants to repurpose all the election signs around the city. Yard signs and stakes are not recyclable.

Residents should not put them in blue recycling carts, as they can damage recycling equipment. The signs will be reused by local businesses for art projects and the city will repurpose the wire frames for Safe Streets yard signs.

Collection bins will be at the following locations through Sunday, November 17, 2019:

  • Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (800 North Limestone)
  • Gainesway Community Center (3460 Campus Way)
  • Good Foods Co-Op (455-D Southland Drive)
  • Government Center (200 East Main Street)
  • Kenwick Community Center (313 Owsley Avenue)
  • Lexington Senior Center (195 Life Lane)
  • Pivot Brewing (1400 Delaware Avenue)
  • West Sixth Brewing (501 West Sixth Street)

Those who have a large number of signs should email livegreen@lexingtonky.gov to arrange a drop-off at the Government Center.