The Waupaca High School Student Council will sponsor a Waupaca Community Paper Drive from May 27 to June 3.
The group is asking area residents to start saving their used paper products now.
Once the paper drive begins on May 27, they may place the paper donations in the dumpster which will be located at the loading dock in the high school parking lot, up until Wednesday, June 3.
Newspaper, construction paper, computer paper, paper bags, books, magazines and junk paper are acceptable, as well as paper with staples, clips or a spiral binding.
Cardboard, including corrugated, cereal boxes (with the wax lining out of them), cracker boxes and tissue boxes, will also be accepted.
Paper items that may not be recycled include tissues, paper towels, paper napkins, waxed paper, tin foil and paper that contained food particles like snack bags, potato chips bags and paper plates.
Waxed boxes such as juice boxes or boxes that had food in contact with the cardboard such as pizza may also not be recycled.
Other objects not belonging in the recycling bins are plastic silverware, straws, dry erase markers, food of any kind, clothing, crayons, erasers, pencils, pens, paper plates, styrofoam cups and containers, needles, plastic bags and full or half full bottles of soda and water.
WHS’s Student Council sponsored paper drives in the past and earned money to help with student activities and specifically to purchase two filtered water bubblers, where students may refill their water bottles instead of throwing them away.
For more information about the upcoming paper drive, email Nancy Cummings at email@example.com or call her at 715-258-4131, ext. 1117.