Political sign clean-up project underway at LVC/MCTC

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By The Staff

The Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College and the Cynthiana Recycling Center are partnering for a post-election campaign.

The goal is to encourage the residents of Harrison County to take down election signs and recycle them for a better use.

“One of the common concerns in this year’s commissioners race was the physical conditions of the city and its lack of eye appeal,” said LVC’s Karey Smith. “This is something that citizens can directly contribute to in an environmentally conscious approach.”

The plastic used to make these election signs takes years to erode in landfills. Organizers want people in the community to step up to the plate by being an example of how working together can make a difference.

 At this time, recycling pick up is not available in the county. However, officials at LVC would like to provide a centralized location for people to drop off the old election signs.

A bin will be placed in LVC’s parking lot for citizens to drop off  their election signs beginning Thursday, Nov. 13, and will be available through Friday, Nov. 21.

Candidates are encourged to come to LVC and retrieve any signs they may want to reuse in the future.

The LVC Practical Nursing students will be separating and sorting all of the wire and plastic from the signs once they have been collected.  Randy Northcutt will then take them to the recycling center.

Readers are reminded that recycling service is available to city residents  by calling 234-7152 for a recycle bin.  County residents may bring all recyclable materials to the Cynthiana Recycling Center on River Road.

If anyone has questions or would like to join the college’s effort to collect election signs, contact Smith at 859.234.8626 extension 66429.