Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicago: Make Money Recylcing your Sunday Paper

On average how many paperd do you get a week?  I get 5 each week; I purchase 4 from Dollar Tree and get one delivered to my home each Sunday.  We all know the only reason we get that many papers is for the money saving coupons.  Once you get the coupons what do you do with the part of the newspaper that you don't use?  Some residents in the city of Chicago and Suburbs have the blue can where they can recycle.  If you live in my area, you have to transport your reclycing item to a different location.

What if I told you you can get paid to recycle your news papers?  Would you be interested in getting some of your money back?  If you live in the South Suburbs you have the opportunity of making money when you recycle your news paper. 

The FutureMark Community Recycling Program collects more than 2 million pounds of waste paper by paying residents for old magazines, books and newspapers. FutureMark® Paper Company, the only North American manufacturer capable of making up to 100-percent recycled coated paper for magazines and catalogs, launched an innovative incentive program to stimulate higher rates of paper recycling in Chicago’s south suburbs.

To encourage higher rates of waste paper recycling, FutureMark Paper Company in Alsip has offered to pay cash to residents and community groups who drop off paper at a designated recycling center in Blue Island. Instead of paying for recycling pickup through municipal tax dollars—which is essentially what happens when people place paper in curbside recycling bins – residents can actually get paid for their waste paper through the FutureMark Community Recycling Program.

The program pays for three types of waste paper:
1. Magazines and catalogs, worth 5 cents per pound
2. Newspapers, worth 3 cents per pound
3. Books, worth 3 to 5 cents per pound, depending on type

FutureMark Community Recycling Program is open 6 days a week M-F they are open from 8:00 - 4:00 and Saturday they are open 8:00 -2:00.  The address is 2872 Vermont Street in Blue Island, IL.

Residents and community groups interested in raising money by holding a paper drive should call 708-272-8741 to sign up for the program and receive additional instructions.
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