How can I get paid for recycling white office paper? (in Los Angeles)
September 3, 2008 4:48 PM Subscribe
An acquaintance mentioned there are paper recyclers who would actually pay by the pound for while printed office paper. An initial google search yielded info on something called Recycle Bank on the East coast, as well as companies that will pick up and shred my documents for a fee (rather than pay *me* for the paper).
If anybody knows specifically where to look in Los Angeles, that would be awesome. Otherwise, any suggestions about what key words to use to narrow down my search to appropriate organizations would also be helpful.
posted by gigimakka to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Why I'm asking: I'm a graduate student on a tight budget, preparing to move overseas. I have over a dozen boxes of journal article and book chapter copies that I've collected from my classes and various research projects over a few years. It hurts to let them go, but I absolutely won't be able to have them shipped. They won't even fit in the one puny blue bin my apartment building provides.
I'd like to recycle them responsibly, and if I can make some money in the process it would really help with the move.
Thanks in advance!