Lexington wants to turn your political yard signs into “slow down” signs

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The City of Lexington wants to re-purpose your political yard signs after the election.

Lexington says you can’t recycle the signs in your blue recycling carts because they can damage the city’s recycling equipment, but the city has another use for them in mind.

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Starting, November 4th, the day after the election, you’ll be able to donate yard signs to be used as part of the Safe Streets initiative.

Lexington’s Division of Environmental Services is collecting the signs.

The city says the wire frames will be used as stakes for “Slow Down!” signs.

The city says the signs will get a creative second life as part of an art project.

You can drop off the signs Wednesday, November 4, to Friday, November 15 at the following locations:

  • Perspectives Inc. — 340 Longview Plaza
  • Blake Eames Design — 440 Old Vine Street
  • A Cup of Common Wealth — 105 Eastern Avenue
  • Chocolate Holler — 400 Old Vine Street
  • Crank & Boom — 1210 Manchester Street and 3101 Clays Mill Road #301
  • Bluegrass United Church of Christ — 500 Don Anna Drive
  • Good Foods Co-op — 455 Southland Drive
  • VisitLEX — 215 W Main Street #150
  • Johns Run/Walk — 317 S Ashland Avenue and 3735 Palomar Centre Drive

If you have a lot of signs, you can email livegreen@lexingtonky.gov to coordinate a drop-off at the Government Center.

As more drop-off locations are added, you can find an updated list at www.LexingtonKY.gov/LiveGreen or follow @LiveGreenLex on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Veronica Jean Seltzer joins ABC 36 as Anchor/Reporter. On most weekdays, you will see her reporting the news. VJ hails from a small horse farm outside New York City and most recently comes from South Bend, Indiana where she reported for the CBS and Fox affiliates. VJ holds a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University. Her passion for journalism runs deep. It began as she studied graffiti as an ancient form of communication in Athens, Greece. While a student journalist in Morocco, she learned her most important journalistic lesson: good stories are about people. VJ loves life in and around Lexington. She feels most at home among horses and a diverse community of fascinating people. She enjoys reporting during the week and on the weekend she strives to bring her neighbors the news that matters most to them. VJ enjoys going to neighborhood events, exploring, horseback riding, skiing, sailing, and good movies. Look for her out and about in the community! VJ invites you to reach out to her with story ideas or just to say hello! Find her on Facebook at Veronica Jean Seltzer ABC 36, tweet her @VJS_ABC36, or email her at VSeltzer@wtvq.com. She looks forward to hearing from you!