What to do with all those papers?

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This is an email from one of my readers,

Hello,  so I have finally decided to order a paper subscription, I realized that I can benefit so much more if I have multiple coupons to be able to stock up on thrifty deals! I was just uncomfortable with wasting so many papers on Sunday, so I have decided to drop them off to a nursing home down the street. This might be a good topic of discussion, I am curious to see others creative ways other than just tossing them or recycling them?

I think this bring up a very good point that I would love to hear your feedback on.  Greg at the Idaho Press Tribune told me that it would be a great idea for the Boy scouts to put together a paper drive.  Where they would come pick the boxes of extra paper from all of us couponers.  Then the Boy Scouts would be able to take all the papers and turn them into the recycle centers and keep the profit for their scout troop.  It would be a great way to  give service to the community and to help them earn some money.  I love this idea!  Below is a post I did a few months ago on another way to help out with your papers.

img_0307If you get the ” A Thrifty Mom Paper deal ” and get multiple Sunday papers then you most likely have the same problem as I do.  Boxes of Paper,  they fill up fast.  I have not always recycled my papers, it takes extra time and is one more thing to add to my “to do” list.  But I always felt guilty about tossing them in the trash.  I use to take them to the Rite Aid parking lot, and toss them in the big recycle bins.

But then I found out from one of my readers Mary, that I can take them to the  Nampa recycling center and it will benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Boise. At the Caldwell United Metals, you can donate any used metal  and at the Nampa Western Recycling, you can donate not only metal but also newspaper, cardboard and white paper.  They  have accounts set up at both plants. All you have to do is tell the scale attendant the donation is for the Boise RMH.

You all know how I feel about the Ronald McDonald House, it is such a wonderful place.  Due to my sons health we have had to stay there in the past.  It is not easy to accept help from others, but greatly needed at that time in our lives.  It has been our goal to continue to give back as a way to say thank you.

So PLEASE do not toss  your papers, and other recyclable items in the trash….and help a child in need instead.  To read the post with other ways you can give back to RMH click here



Also read here to see that pet shelters need newspapers for cage liners

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