Defenders Offer Cardboard Sign Re-Cycling

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County:


WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is collecting political signs and sending them to New Vision Renewable energy,

New Vision Renewable Energy, a nonprofit organization based in Philippi, West Virginia, has distributed solar LED lights in over 28 countries around the world. Ruston Seaman, president and CEO of New Vision Renewable Energy, noted that the light panel is created, in part, from recycled political signs and assembled by disadvantaged students in West Virginia.

We hope you will take a look at their website to get a more complete understanding of what New Vision Renewable Energy is about.

Signs at the Nunda Township polling place.

Signs at the Nunda Township polling place.

If you do not plan to re-use your signs following the election, we hope you will consider making them available to donate to this organization.

Your signs may be brought to the Defenders Recycling Drive in Woodstock on April 9, from 9 AM to Noon, at the Soil and Water Conservation District building, 2222 S Dean Street. (southeast corner of Route 14 and Dean Street.) If that opportunity does not work for you, signs may be delivered to Chicago Logistic Service, 501 Davis Road, Elgin, Illinois, any time at the back of the building. We will also be able to accept them at the Earth Day event, at Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake on April 23, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Founded in 1970, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a citizen organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment. The group provides community residents with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation. Donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. For more information, visit or call 815-338-0393.


Defenders Offer Cardboard Sign Re-Cycling — 2 Comments

  1. FYI — it’s offering recycling of coroplast signs.

    The plastic ones that get stuck on wires or are the big signs attached to fence posts.

    Cardboard can go in regular recycling but the coroplast is only handled by a few waste disposal places.

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