Time running out to dispose of political campaign signs in Arizona

Posted at 6:53 AM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 08:53:32-05

Getting fed up with campaign signs still hanging around your neighborhood? Before you rip them down, you should know what you're allowed to do and when it can be done.

In Phoenix, campaign signs on private property must be removed within 10 days of the election -- which has already passed.

On public property, like along sidewalks, the signs must be removed within 15 days -- which happens to fall on Wednesday. 

According to state law, it's illegal to remove someone else's signs if it's before the election or within seven days after the election.

According to the City of Phoenix Public Works Department on Facebook, the signs can be recycled. If you use city trash and recycling services, just make sure they're broken down to a manageable size before putting them in your blue bin. If the signs have metal stakes, make sure they are taken off and disposed of separately before recycling.