The Banner Graphic is joining the "green" bandwagon and inviting the community to join in. Beginning next week, a large Paper Retriever container will be available in the Banner parking lot.
All your newspapers, magazines, office and school papers, folders, fax paper, shopping catalogs and mail can be placed in the container for recycling. All funds earned from recycling will go to the Putnam County Humane Society.
Papers can be shredded, but not too finely. The key to remember for shredding paper according to Paper Retriever is "spaghetti not confetti."
No plastic, glass, metals or trash will be accepted. This is a paper only recycling program.
Paper placed in the Retriever bin is sent directly to paper mills and is remanufactured into newsprint within a few weeks of collection. Paper Retriever is the global leader in the manufacturing and recycling of newsprint.
Last year, non-profit organizations raised over a quarter of a million dollars for community outreach programs and recycled more than 15,000 tons.
There are great benefits to the environment and community by recycling. It helps reduce landfill use and saves water and energy.
Recycling programs like this one promote environmental stewardship and education through recycling and environmental activities.
For information about bringing your papers to the Banner Graphic bin call 653-5151.