GRESHAM, Ore. -- Gresham said the city would help recycle political signs after Election Day.

In addition to yard signs, city officials said they wanted people to help gather the signs placed in the public right-of-way or in vacant lots.

Campaign workers and people who live in Gresham and Wood Village can drop off election signs for recycling between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, through Friday, Nov. 14, at Gresham City Hall in the west parking lot, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway.

Plastic and paper signs will be dismantled, and the plastic, paper and metal components will be recycled.

Officials said the wooden stakes will be bundled and donated to the needy for firewood by the Gresham Optimists Club.

In Salem, signs will be accepted at the Salem-Keizer and North Marion Recycling and Transfer Stations, near the Gaffin Road Exit #4 on Highway 22. Hours are seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The North Marion Recycling and Transfer Station is located north of the Woodburn Factory Outlet Stores at 17827 Whitney Lane NE and is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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