How to Find a Paper Recycling Bin


Want to know how to recycle paper? We all want to reduce the environmental impact of paper use by recycling, but once the stacks of school fliers, coupon inserts, and newspapers threaten to overtake your home or office, you want an easy way to recycle paper. Look no further - all you need to know is your zip code, and you can have easy access to the closest place to recycle paper in your local area.

Things You'll Need

  • Transportation
  • Excess paper to recycle
  • *Go to (see Resources). This non-profit organization places large green recycling bins in school, places of worship, and other public locations. Recycling trucks weigh and empty the bins periodically, and the schools or churches receive a percentage of the profits from the recycling to put back into their programs. Within a few weeks, the paper from the bin is recycled back into new paper and products.

  • *At the PaperRetriever website, click on the Find a Recycling Bin link and enter your address or zip code to find the Paper Retriever bin to recycle paper near you. Load up your paper in the car, and hit the road.

  • *Once you're at the big green bin, hold up. You can put newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, notebooks, and school and office papers in the bin, but cardboard, plastic and trash are not allowed. Make sure you recycle paper, nothing else!

  • *Enjoy your clutter-free space. You've cleared out your home or office and done the planet a favor!

  • *Want a place to recycle paper easily near you? Paper Retriever does not charge schools, churches, or organizations to place a paper recycle bin on their property. Go to their website and click on the Areas We Serve link to get a bin near you.

Tips & Warnings

  • Each bin holds between 1 to 2 tons of paper!
  • Make life easy. Place a bin for paper recyclables in several spots throughout your house, such as the kitchen or office. You're more likely to recycle paper if you have an easy place to put the recyclables.

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