Paper Recycling

Paper trailer, 1.09.13 005

Golden K’er John Slaughter is packing another load of paper for the Ames Golden K paper recycling project to the collection trailer at CENEX, 919 East Lincoln Way, Ames.  Having started in the fall of 2012, we are now filling a fresh trailer about every four weeks.  The paper is sold to a recycler and the proceeds— all 100%— go to  the  financial support of area agencies working with children.   The recycler shreds the paper, adds a fire retardant, and converts the shreds into insulation for homes and businesses.

Click HERE to see the collections and income history.


Would you like to help?

Anyone can contribute paper.  We’d love for you to help us help others!

Paper such as newspapers, soft-backed books, letters, advertising, and clean cardboard are just what we’re looking for.   Dry materials only, please.  NOTE:  Pizza boxes are NOT accepted, nor other paper materials that are dirty, oil-stained, or food-contaminated.

Here are four ways you can contribute:

  1. Contact any Golden K member
  2. Carry your gatherings to the collection site in the trailer at CENEX, 919 E Lincoln Way, Ames
  3. Email John at to request a pickup.
  4. Leave a comment here:


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