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Aaron Woolf

A campaign sign for president Teddy Roosevelt reads, ‘What’s more conservative than conservation?’ placed on the lawn outside of Deer’s Head Inn in 2016.

The election is over. Do you have a collection of colorful lawn signs that suddenly seem irrelevant?

You can throw them away, but don’t! First of all, they can be re-used to create your own signs (for a garage sale, a protest, or anything else you want a sign for) and they are also excellent frames for paintings. I see high schools regularly collecting lawn signs for paintings.

If you want to get rid of your signs, you should tear them apart, according to the Queensbury Ridge Road transfer station. The metal portion of the sign – the legs and frame, typically – can be recycled. The sign portion usually must be trashed.

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