How to recycle paper for cash

Paper recycling image by Tomislav from

The majority of landfill waste comes from paper products. Due to the abundant supply of used paper, it is easy to understand why it makes an excellent recycling material. Although you can't make money from recycling just your individual household paper waste, you can recycle large quantities of paper for cash.

If you organise your efforts and collect enough paper, you can bring it to a local recycling centre and receive a cash compensation.

recycle image by Georgios Kollidas from

Find a local recycling centre that pays for paper. If you can not find one, check on Earth 911, a recycling centre search engine. Determine the rates for different types of paper, and direct your efforts toward collecting that particular type to maximise your earnings.

stack of magazines image by Yekaterina Choupova from

Call local businesses to see if you can set up a weekly collection date to pick up their paper refuse.

Waste paper image by Victor M. from

Collect paper from your neighbours. Send out flyers asking your neighbours to drop off their used paper at a centrally located bin or allow you to pick it up instead of recycling it themselves. This is a particularly good option for localities that do not have city recycling services available.

the cardboard goffered image by Alexander Ivanov from

Check with local retail store managers, especially at grocery stores, to see if you can collect their discarded cardboard boxes on a regular basis.

pile de photo 2 image by thierry planche from

Sort the collected paper by type and store it in an empty garage or large basement space.

blank white delivery cargo truck 2 image by alma_sacra from

Deliver your paper to the recycling centre whenever you have a full load and collect your cash payment.