The Latest on the Paper Project

This is an article submitted for publication in the Story County SUN.

The Ames Golden K Paper Recycling Project began in the fall of 2012.  The collection site is located at the CENEX Station at 809 East Lincoln Way in Ames.  Newspapers, soft-backed books, catalogs, magazines and clean flattened cardboard are collected and sold to a recycler  who shreds the paper, adds a fire retardant,then converts the shreds into insulation for homes and businesses.

As of July 13, the Golden K has collected a total of 1,079,800 {540 tons} of paper– 39 truckloads. They are filling a fresh trailer every four weeks. Total funds raised to date are $17,278.19.   All proceeds after project operating expenses are used to help fund Golden K’s annual Charity Donations to 15 Ames and Story County organizations who are involved in supporting children.

This project involves many individuals!  Contributor collectors, sorters and then haulers and recyclers.  Anyone can contribute paper. The Golden K would love for  readers of this publication to help the Golden K help others.

Pictured are some of the Golden K members who generously donate their time to this project.  Front, left to right- John Abrams, Project Coordinator John Slaughter, Howard McPhail, Harry Budd, Tom Peter, Lonnie Mannes, Terry Wycoff, John Arthur, and Alan Spohnheimer.  Rear, left to right, Don Muff, Pete Peterson, Ed Augustine, Gene Pollmann, and Dennis Senne.  Jim Penney, a great worker in this project, took the photo and is not pictured!