Winter Park officials are asking residents to recycle their election signs to be reused in the creation of clean energy.
According to a press release from the city, Winter Park’s Sustainability Program is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Orange County Natural Resources Committee to recycle election signs generated from this year’s upcoming election.
Winter Park residents may bring their signs and stands to Fire Station 64, located at 1439 Howell Branch Road, beginning Monday, March 7, at noon.
Officials hope the recycling initiative will help prevent an abundance of yard signs from going to local landfills. Instead, signs will be transported to NuCycle Energy where they will be transformed into NuCycle’s Enviro Fuelcubes. The Fuelcubes are then sold to Cemex, a large regional cement manufacturer, where they are used to generate electricity, replacing coal as a cleaner energy source.
This partnership with the league was first initiated during the November 2020 campaign season. At the conclusion of the drive, over 10,000 signs (two tons) were successfully recycled in Winter Park instead of being disposed in a local landfill, according to the city.
For more information regarding the sustainability recycling effort, contact 407-599-3364.