COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools is looking into using a recycling group out of New Haven known as PaperGator to recycle paper and draw more revenue back to the schools.
â€śWe have the opportunity for them to come into our district,â€ť said WCCS Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor to the school board Monday at a work session. â€śIt basically is a fundraising recycling effort.â€ť
Oâ€™Connor said she talked to several principals on the subject, and none of them had any objections.
â€śWe would get paid $25 for 1.25 tons of paper,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor. â€śWe would also determine where the bins go, one for each site.â€ť
There is no cost to the schools, and each location would be set up on a regular pick up schedule, and the bin could hold newspapers, catalogues, magazines, office school papers, telephone books and notebooks.
â€śIt is strictly for paper, but this could be a public drop off,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor.