City reminds candidates to remove all signs by midnight Thursday, October 19, 2017
Candidates who ran in the Edmonton Election have until midnight on Thursday, October 19, 2017 to take down signs or face fines.
All election signs must be removed from public property within three days of the election. Starting Friday, October 20, 2017, the City of Edmonton’s Community Standards Peace Officers will begin removing any remaining signs and candidates may be fined up to $250 per sign.
Citizens can call 311 to report concerns about the removal of campaign signs.
The City of Edmonton encourages candidates and residents to recycle plastic or cardboard campaign signs and metal frames at any of these locations:
- Edmonton Waste Management Centre
- Eco Stations
- Recycling Depots (cardboard and plastic signs only - no metal or wood frames)
Signs must be separated from their stakes, and components sorted into the correct bins to be recycled. Large signs must be cut into pieces no larger than 3’ x 3’ (1m x 1m).
Residents may also place cardboard and plastic household lawn signs out with their regular recycling. All frames and stakes should be removed and placed in the garbage or brought to an Eco Station or the Edmonton Waste Management Centre for scrap metal recycling.
For more information, visit campaign signs or how to recycle your sign.