Campaign Signs Special Instructions Paper signs and rigid plastic signs can go in the recycling. Soft plastic film signs need to go in the trash. Break Down the Sign for Disposal Break down the sign by detaching the metal wire stand from the sign itself. Metal Stands Are Scrap Metal The metal stand is made of steel wire and can be disposed of alongside scrap metal. Learn how to dispose of scrap metal. Paper Signs Are Posters Paper signs can be disposed of as posters. Find out what to do with posters. Hard Plastic Signs Are Plastic #5 If the sign is sturdy, corrugated plastic, that means it’s made from plastic #5. Learn how to dispose of plastic #5. Ways to Reuse Repurpose Your Sign Consider saving your campaign sign for future use. You could attach a new message to the board and use it to promote a special event, or a local school or nonprofit organization may be able to use the sign, too. Save the Stand for Next Year If you don’t want to save your entire campaign sign, you can save the wire stands to use with future signs.