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Are political signs recyclable? Why doesn’t Answer Man name the questioners?

Today’s round of questions, my smart-aleck replies and the real answers:

Question: What should be done with political signs after the election? Can the plastic and metal be recycled?

My answer: I vote for fashioning them into small condos and selling them for $500,000 each. Plastic is waterproof, you know, and these signs are considerably more useful than most politicians.

Real answer: I learned something here myself, as I always just assumed these placards could be easily recycled. They can be, but not so easily.

More on that in a sec.

But first, let’s go to Nancy Lawson, co-owner of Curbside Management Inc., which processes most of the recycling in our region.