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Recycle Your Signs:

Consumers have several ways of ridding themselves of their now-unwanted plastic signs: (1) disposal that results in it being placed in a landfill, (2) recycling, and (3) incorrect disposal, otherwise known as littering.

Yard signs are made of corrugated polypropylene plastic.  Large signs, such as 4x8 political signs, are highly valued for reuse.

Looking for a place that will take a lot of your signs? Contact your municipal garbage dump first to see if they accept plastic yard signs. Move on up to for-profit companies if they don’t. PlastiCycle is a for-profit company that picks ups all types of plastic recyclables within 24 hours. Call Toll-free 877-997-6882. They will even pay you for your plastic.

The U.S. and Canada Recycled Plastic Markets Database on the website is an easy-to-use resource for locating disposal facilities for all types of plastic.

Last but not least--be nice! Collect your signs when you are finished with them and take the time to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way. Doing otherwise only gives sign folks a bad reputation!

Technical Bulletin written by Coroplast - CSS-014-93

Reducing environmental waste means looking for ways to reduce material used in our products, reusing products whenever possible, and recycling when the product's useful life is over.

Coroplast products contribute to the reduction of environmental waste on all three aspects.

* Reduce

Coroplast twin-wall fluted structure produces strength and rigidity at a lower weight, thereby reducing the amount of material required.

* Reuse

The durability of Coroplast in outdoor use and in packaging applications means it can be used longer and reused over and over enabling a longer useful life.

* Recycle

Coroplast uses polypropylene copolymers which makes for easy recycling at the end of their useful life. Polypropylene, being a polyolefin, recycles in processing streams such as plastic milk cartons and detergent bottles. Contact you local plastics recycling center for local information on polypropylene recycling.

Coroplast continues to create new products and uses based on the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic. Look to Coroplast as one of the solutions.

For additional Technical information contact Coroplast.

Corrugated plastic is recyclable and therefore considered environmentally friendly.

It is a light weight tough material which can easily be cut with a craft knife. Corrugated plastic signs are commonly used for political campaigns as well as any kind of company advertisement.

Recycling Vinyl:

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All types of vinyl products can be recycled and reprocessed into second-generation products. According to a 1999 study by Principia Partners, more than one billion pounds of vinyl were recovered and recycled into useful products in North America in 1997. About 18 million pounds of that was post-consumer vinyl diverted from landfills and recycled into second-generation products. Overall, more than 99 percent of all manufactured vinyl compound ends up in a finished product, due to widespread post-industrial recycling.

Vinyl Recycling Databases

The Vinyl Institute website ( offers two comprehensive databases about vinyl and recycling.

Database of vinyl recycling companies
Database of manufacturers of recycled vinyl products
Source: Vinyl in Design


Environmentally Friendly UV Screen Printing

We use environmentally friendly Ultra Violet curable inks for screen printing our corrugated plastic yard signs. UV inks are about as environmentally friendly as screen printing inks can get, because they produce almost zero emissions. Unlike conventional screen printing inks, UV inks do not contain any solvents.


UV screen printing inks do not actually dry in the printing process, they cure. Although UV screen printing inks look like traditional liquid solvent based inks, they are very different. UV inks look like liquids but they are actually solids. They remain liquid until they come into contact with intense Ultra Violet light generated by UV reactors. When an UV ink is exposed to intense Ultra Violet light it cures instantly – that means no drying time.

Symbols relating to various materials:

Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene

PETE goes into soft drink, juice, water, detergent, and cleaner bottles. Also used for cooking and peanut butter jars.

High Density Polyethylene

High Density Polyethylene HDPE goes into milk and water jugs, bleach bottles, detergent and shampoo. Plastic bags and grocery sacks, motor oil bottles, household cleaners and butter tubs.

Polyvinyl Cloride

PVC goes into window cleaner, cooking oils, and detergent bottles. Also used for peanut butter jars and water jugs.

Low Density Polyethylene

LDPE goes into plastic bags and grocery sacks, dry cleaning bags and flexible film packaging. Also some bottles.


PP goes into caps, disks, syrup bottles, yogurt tubs, straws and film packaging.


PS goes into meat trays, egg cartons, plates, cutlery, carry-out containers and clear trays.


Includes resins not mentioned above or combinations of plastics.

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