Where to dispose of election signs in Orange County

Orange County, Orlando, and Winter Park officials are advising residents multiple opportunities to dispose election signs properly after Tuesday’s general election.

Beginning Wednesday, November 9, at noon, Orlando residents may drop off their signs at Andres Campus (202 Andres Avenue), The Packing District Farmers’ Market (2314 North Orange Blossom Trail), Broadway Methodist Church (406 East Amelia Street), First Unitarian Church of Orlando (1901 East Robinson Street).

Those facilities will collect signs until Sunday, November 20, at noon.

Additional speciality collection zones will be available at the Orlando Farmers’ Market (20 North Eola Drive) on Sunday, November 13, and Sunday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Audubon Park Community Center (1842 East Winter Park Road) on Monday, November 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The city of Winter Park is also offering election recycling locations beginning Wednesday, November 9 at noon through Sunday, November 20, at noon. Those locations include Cady Way Pool (2529 Cady Way), Mead Botanical Garden Community Garden (1310 S. Denning Drive), and Fire Station 64 (1439 Howell Branch Road).

Most political signs are made from No. 5 plastic (polypropylene), a common plastic found in hundreds of household and commercial products. The signs will be transported to PureCycle Technologies, where they will be transformed into a continuously renewable resource, according to city and county officials.

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