Making Money From Paper Recycling

paper recycling

Let’s talk about paper, not paper like cash, newspapers, and other types of tree-based products like cardboard. Many people always see it and wonder if it is worth something and how they can cash in with it. While cardboard, old newspapers, and even office paper are valuable, it is difficult to really cash in with them.

Many towns have contracts with large fiber recyclers (paper is also known as fiber in the scrap world), and just picking up your neighbor’s packaged paper products could actually be against the law (like it is in NYC). If you can cash paper in for…well, “paper,” how do you do it, and where do you go?

Many recyclers will only take paper products because of their low recycling value. Paper products, on average, are only worth $0.03-$.10 per lb. When you have thousands of different types that are out there, it is tough to guess what type you may have.

So, if you are looking for a new way to make a couple of bucks, it will take some digging to find someone who will buy it, but once you do, you can really make a great addition to your scrapping repertoire.

Scrap ya later!