Sign Reclaiming Services

NCDOT and Correction Enterprises sought a more efficient, cost effective, and environmentally-friendly process for recycling signs.

The aluminum signs along North Carolina's highways routinely need to be replaced as they age, are damaged, and/or lose their reflectivity. Aluminum sign recycling is conducted through arrangements between NCDOT and Correction Enterprises.

Stack of traffic signs to be stripped of paint. Stacks of signs at the Sign Reclaiming warehouse. Pallets of recycled signs. Additional pallets of recycled signs.

In 2006, the Sign Reclaiming Plant recycled nearly 450 tons of metal signage and license tags.

Workforce: 15 (approximate) inmate workers and 2 staff positions.

The hydrostrip machine at the Sign Reclaiming plant. Additional photo of the hydrostrip machine.